Jarn’s Journal gives the remote background of the Jarnian Confederation, where both of my science fiction novels, Homecoming and Tourist Trap, are set. The earlier parts of the Journal are on my website. The full-length segment (this is only the first half) is on my main blog.
I can’t stand it any more! I should not interfere – but how can it be right to abandon a child to such pain and thirst? How can I have the right to stay aloof while she is dying, and I could save her?
There are problems quite aside from the ethical ones. It is unlikely that I can teleport her from where she is to my shelter – it is at least a five-day journey, walking. She certainly cannot walk that far, nor do I trust myself to build nightly camps where she would be safe.