This is a decades-old dream come true. It is unseemly for a writer to praise his own work, but, honestly, of all I have written this is the one novella I most wish I could have read, if a time machine lending library were available, when I was a youth.
For sale now. Here is the announcement from my publisher:
At long last, we are very pleased to announce the publication of ONE BRIGHT STAR TO GUIDE THEM by John C. Wright. It is a beautiful novella in which Mr. Wright once more proves himself to be the Master of the Final Word; in all my reading I have yet to discover an author who is more accomplished at writing elegant, perfectly-fitting endings that leave the reader in breathless awe. The novella is available in Kindle format for $2.99 at Amazon and in DRM-free EPUB format at Castalia House.