Hugh Dudley, author
Devon works with the lifeforms native to Xavier. He has reservations about how humans are changing the environment and disturbing evolution. A stranger warns that he is in danger. Devon escapes to a farm where he finds others who also have concerns about the colony. Where do Lottery winners go? Is there another colony on Xavier? Who are the Conspirators? Are ships still coming from Earth? Why are only children brought as new colonists? A group sets out from the farm to cross Xavier and answer these questions.