From the Hugo and Nebula Winning AuthorSome call it the Dreamwish Beast. Others call it theStarduster. Some don’t believe it exists at all. Others worship it. A handful will pay any price to kill it and display itsremains. But it remains for one man, Nicobar Lane, the mostaccomplished hunter of the galactic era, to find out what itreally is, to match wits and will power and skills againstsomething that is both too alien and too familiar.Now that he knows the Dreamwish Beast exists, Lane becomes obsessed with killing it, much as Ahab was obsessed with killing the white whale…but the whale was an unthinking beast, while this one can establish contact with Lane long enough to ask what it has done to make Lane want to kill it. Join this Ahab as he reluctantly pursues the secrets buried inside him. Join this interstellar Moby Dick as he tempts and tortures his pursuer.