The Imposition Of Unnecessary Obstacles by Malka Older
Hardcover – Tor – February 2024 – 224 pages
Mossa has returned to Valdegeld on a missing person’s case, for which she’ll once again need Pleiti’s insight. Seventeen students and staff members have disappeared from Valdegeld University–yet no one has noticed. The answers to this case may lie on the moon of Io–Mossa’s home–and the history of Jupiter’s original settlements during humanity’s exodus from Earth. But Pleiti’s faith in her life’s work as a scholar of the past has grown precarious, and this new case threatens to further destabilize her dreams for humanity’s future, as well as her own.
The follow-up to The Mimicking of Known Successes.