Property of Scavenger is a futuristic novelette, which takes place on a power plant located in the encircling rings of Saturn. Disconnected from the rest of civilization the plant relies on a cryptogam that turns the dead into pure energy in order to be self-sufficient.
The inhabitants, relocated while being cryopreserved, have long since been awakened and reprogrammed to fit their new home and assigned purposes, disfigured based on their application. When, for no apparent reason, all communication with the home planet is lost, and the energy diminishes with each new body claimed by the plant, there’s only one solution to the occupants’ dire situation. Volunteers will be needed and the selection is commenced.
Harvester is a man in charge of harvesting a byproduct of the cryptogam, a psychedelic seed that is used by the inhabitants as recreation. Now the seeds have become their ultimate escape and aid if they are ever to find their way back home again. Time passes and as the population reduces, Harvester’s role evolves to become Scavenger.
Through abandoned letters and Scavenger’s observations we are immersed in different layers of consciousness as he explains the full layout of the plant, the inhabitants and uncovered memories. But once all the puzzle pieces are put together, we find ourselves doubting of all the given facts and are left speculating whose reality to trust.