Years before the Anniversary Day crisis, Armstrong Police Detective Noelle DeRicci investigates a body dumped in a compost bin.
But what seems like a regular murder case suddenly puts everyone she knows at risk.
And it poses a very political question: How far should she push for the rights of clones?
Winner of the 2015 Asimov’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Novella.
“Inhuman Garbage,” first published in Asimov’s, appears in a different form in Book Seven of the Anniversary Day Saga, Starbase Human.
“We get some surprising revelations in a story rich with intrigue mixed with science fiction and police procedural. Rusch is so good at this sort of thing. This will be on my Hugo Short List for Novella next year.”
— Sam Tomaino, SF Revu
“…Well done with a good twist and a surprising conclusion.”
—Eric “The Mailman’s” Book Blog
“The story manages to weave an interesting mystery, and while it leaves a few characters sure that they’ve lost, it pulls off a fairly fitting ending.”
“Set in the not too distant future, the latest entry in Rusch’s popular sf thriller series combines fast-paced action, beautifully conflicted protagonists, and a distinctly ‘sf noir’ feel to tell a complex and far-reaching mystery.”
—Library Journal on Anniversary Day
“Anniversary Day is an edge-of-the-seat thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night and it’s also really good science fiction. What’s not to like?”
—Analog on Anniversary Day
“… the Anniversary Day Saga could become a milestone in the field.”