Adriana Lorusso, born in Italy in 1946, is a debut SF novelist. She speaks four languages fluently, and can get by in a number of others including Japanese. She is a professional translator who currently lives in Brussels.
‘An essential SF novel full of action, suspense, secrets, ethics’
For eight centuries, the planet Ta-Shima has remained isolated from the Federation of Human Worlds, and has been home to two very different but complementary human races: the Shiro, arrogant and bloodthirsty lords, ready to kill one another over matters of honour, and the Axis, thickset and hairy, imbued with a limitless admiration for the Shiro, who in return are compelled to protect them...