From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, an alien force begins to spread, turning the land into an unrecognizable alien landscape. Tendeléo is nine years old when this first package comes down, and before she reaches adulthood the Chaga will change her life forever.
"[An] excellent original novella… gazes boldly into the heart of darkness, and finds there a great and galvanising hope." – Infinity Plus
"… the Chaga sequence [is] Ian McDonald’s marvellous panorama of Third World plights and possibilities." – SF Site
Winner of the Sturgeon Award, 2001.