Obviously I'll have to check out more by this author! This is one of the first 'time travel' SF books that didn't seem to trip over its own feet in paradoxes. Lucid, engrossing---You sincerely want something good to finally happen to Clio, who seems to invariably get dealt a short hand . . .
From back cover: Clio Finn is a Dive pilot, one of the rare, talented professionals capable of guiding a ship into the time stream. But she is walking the razor's edge of burnout--which no Dive pilot has ever escaped---relying on drugs to buy her more missions. The future of Earth may depend on those missions into the distant past, in search of viable plant species to revitalize a graying planet. For Clio knows just how high the stakes are: she and two colleagues have made a forbidden Dive to the future, just long enough to record a dying Earth's last transmissions.
Now she is returning with a payload from an impossibly lush paradise. There is nothing she won't do, no crime she won't commit, to plant the seeds of new life on Earth--seeds that could halt the planet's death spiral . . . or destroy an entire civilization.
Great adventure about a space pilot. Believable heroine.
Great characters new ideas.I intend to read all of her books. I may even regret posting this one.