The Earth is dying. An experimental space ship is sent on a three-year mission to the outer edge of the solar system to find a safe route to other star systems. But back on Earth things are becoming desperate. As the planet spirals into climate change-induced destruction, the daughter of one of the crew members finds her childhood being taken from her month by month, event by event. Can she survive until the ship returns with the knowledge Earth's politicians need to save humanity? Planetfall: Childhood's End is a short story in the Planetfall series, linking book 1: All Fall Down, and book 2: Children of Fall (due towards the end of 2015). It introduces major new characters, and takes the Planetfall universe into new, uncharted territory.