Long before humanity conquered the stars, there lived a species who could hear the song of the Void. They are all gone now, all except Dern. In a world dominated by the short-lived humans, he makes a living working as a scout for illegal scavengers. He may not fit in, but he knows how to survive.
But if you live a long time, history sooner or later catches up with you.
Life Support is a character-oriented science fiction story. It is longer than most short stories, but shorter than your average novella; some use the term “novelette” for such stories. Personally I don’t really care about the terminology or the genre: what matters are the characters, the world they inhabit and the stories they experience. This is the story of Dern, which means a great deal to me. I hope you will discover something special in it, too.