|Author||James Patrick Kelly|
|Cover artist||John Picacio|
|Genre||Science fiction novella|
|ISBN||978-1892391278 (first edition, hardcover)|
|LC Class||PS3561.E3942 B87 2005|
The story follows Prosper Gregory Leung, a farmer who has been recruited to help fight forest fires on his home planet of Walden. After being injured in the line of duty, he is sent to recover in a hospital where he ends up contacting the High Gregory, a young ruler on the planet Kenning. In the course of talking with the High Gregory, Spur unknowingly brings the young "luck maker" and several other young diplomats to Walden.