On Human Wings
What if human beings could fly – like birds under their own power
In the distant future on a faraway, seemingly paradisiacal planet and yet appearances are deceptive. Something murderous lurks underground. There are countless places on earth that harbor something deadly. The moment someone sets foot on these locations, the person dissolves, is liquefied, and suffers a gruesome death.
For this reason, the settlers have genetically upgraded their children so that they can fly. They live in huge trees. Yet there are other mysteries as well. Humans have never seen the stars. The sky is always overcast, as if something were hiding behind it. The sky, they say, can never be reached. Or is it possible after all? Owen, an outsider, succeeds – but with deadly consequences.
Owen sets off an alarm. The first settlers fled from a dictatorial galactic empire, which now becomes aware of them and sends out an invasion fleet. An exciting battle for survival ensues.
The author recounts this adventure story from multiple perspectives, gradually painting a picture of a threatened world and revealing the mysteries of the past.