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Hector Junior returns from Europe to visit his father, who has become the leader of a bizarre cult that believes the world will soon be destroyed by a sentient asteroid. When his father's predictions come to pass, Hector and a chosen few face a new existence on a preserved splinter of Earth. Roberts (Salt; Gradsil) pays homage to Jules Verne's Off on a Cometin a fast-moving story that is partly a belated coming-of-age saga, partly a surrealistic tall tale, and partly a commentary on the persistence of belief. This volume will appeal especially to fans of literary sf and speculative fiction; suitable for large sf collections.