A short story “sequel” to her In the Company of Others Julie Czerneda‘s The Franchise picks up on the background of one of the secondary characters, interweaving it with what became of the world after it was freed from the Quill threat.
Only 17 pages long – short! – it is a good example of the effectiveness of a well written short story, ending with an unexpected twist.
A must read for anyone who like me enjoyed In the Company of Others. The ebook can be found on her site, under Short Stories. Click on the treasure chest to find it!