A broken man. A robotic ape. A world of possibility. Verloc Nim – addict, estranged father, amnesiac – wakes up in the middle of nowhere. Piecing together the events of the recent past, Verloc reveals the misery of his own life, and the beginnings of something new and entirely unexpected. Because on the last inhabitable planet to be discovered, at a forgotten scientific colony, impossible things are happening. A beautifully realised and intriguing vision of the distant future, The Smell of Warm Dust is the first volume of Frederik Peeters' award-winning series, Aama – a gripping blend of existentialism, mystery and action.