ZACH, fierce but gentle poet-warrior, has devoted his life to restoring civilization under the leadership of THE PRINCIPAL, visionary but flawed leader of a post-apocalyptic society. Zach reluctantly agrees to fetch a young woman to to serve as the Principal’s concubine, on condition that the Principal will never again acquire a woman in this way. But when EVVY, who turns out to be as brave and smart as she is beautiful, saves his life, Zach faces the most difficult choice he has ever had to make. A choice that has far-reaching consequences, ultimately affecting not only himself, Evvy, and the Principal, but the fate of humanity itself.
Pandora’s Genes, first novel in the Pandora’s Trilogy, was named to the Locus Recommended List in 1986 and Best New Science Fiction by Romance Times the same year.