The Black Heart of the Station
by Jay Allan Storey
Sixteen-year-old Josh Driscoll lives in The Station, a city buried deep beneath the surface of a frozen, lifeless earth, its origins lost in the mists of time. His frequent rule-breaking exploits are focused on a single question – how did we get here?
But Josh goes too far when he steals a space-suit and escapes to the surface to explore.
As punishment, the governing Council, of which his father is a member, forcibly enrolls him as a novice monk at Saint Carmine’s, the Station’s resident monastery. At first desperate to escape, Josh finds himself drawn into the monastery’s ancient texts.
Deciphering an encrypted journal hidden for centuries, he learns that a mysterious complex sealed off after an ancient asteroid strike, may hold the answers he’s been seeking, and may be all that can save the city from certain annihilation.
Category: Science Fiction – Post-Apocalyptic