In the colony, death is supposed to be a thing of the past.
So when a loaded gun turns up, the police and Dr Judith Waugh need to find out who could be behind it.
Before the unmentionable happens.
science fiction story 8,000 words
But for the cake, Mo Gudmundson would have died a happy man. He had reached the tidy age of three hundred, it was his birthday, and just for once he was jolliness itself. To the whooped-up music, people clapping and dancing, he had leapt up onto the table, kicking off plates and cutlery, his friends and family shouting out, laughing. Just as he was about to do something extraordinary, contentment already written in his eyes....