THERE’S NOTHING A PROPHECY LOVES MORE THAN A CHILD OF DUBIOUS PROVENANCE
No one believed that the abandoned Scavenger child an old tick-juicer scooped up off the Scablands and brought back to New Halchita would ever become a respectable Civvy. But with love and guidance from his adoptive mother, and under the watchful eye of “Uncle Frank,” Westfall Ramos proved them wrong, growing into a fine young man and a skilled metalworker. When the city council sends Westfall overwall to collect materials for a critical upgrade to the settlement’s irrigation system, everyone he meets out on the Scablands seems to know more about who he is and what fate has in store for him than he does. He learns that it is his destiny to become vice president of the United States, and commander of a vast cyborg army, and that he will have to destroy one world in order to save another. And he’d be fine with all of that, if only it didn’t get in the way of a hot date he’s got planned back in New Halchita with the lovely Evelyn Squirrelhunter.
Metal Man of the Prairie: The totally unanticipated sequel to The Prairie Martian