L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 28, Galaxy Press (2012).
A former ballet dancer turned military commando plunges into a deadly alien forest to discover its hidden military secrets.
“‘Shutdown’ is a beautifully vivid and imaginative story — this is what science fiction is supposed to do.”
— Tim Powers, World Fantasy Award-winning author
“The offerings [in Vol. 28 of the Writers of the Future anthology] are thought provoking and varied, with a general trend toward excellence.”
— Publishers Weekly
Podcast & free e-version of “Shutdown” available from Escape Pod (episode 376).