Sendal’s world experiences the most extreme seasons imaginable,  and now brilliant astronomer royal has learned to weaponise the winter. The world of Astronomer Royal Sendal has such an extreme orbit that the air becomes lethally cold in the Outer Winter. Life has evolved to survive by freezing solid, so the Outer Winter has always been an unexplored frontier. Now Lady Sendal has begun to explore that frontier – and weaponise it.

Asimov’s Science Fiction, January/February 2024