Beneath Metal and Bone
In “Beneath Metal and Bone,” a short story by Ilana Wilson, war rages between human settlers and the native people of a distant planet. Among those natives, nature spirits who now inhabit robots rather than trees or water or air, is one who refuses to choose sides. And she, along with a ragtag group of humans, is trying to escape the fray before it’s too late. Of course, nothing happens exactly as planned.