When contact is lost with Mission Control, Commander John Dennington isn’t overly concerned. Such hiccups in communication are common. The first inkling of the larger problem occurs when he sees the very shape of the world change before his eyes.
John must ease his crew into a new mission and keep the Station together by any means necessary. The crew jeopardizes their chances by fighting his orders, but Jason Weiss, his mission specialist and the light of his life, makes John’s situation more bearable.
The smallest malfunction to Station or crew would spell the end for six astronauts trapped high above a ruined Earth. It’s their mission to carry on. Random chance of the universe hasn’t operated in their favor so far, but John is determined to see them all safely home.
As the stranded inhabitants of the Space Station mark the opening of their second year since the world ended, Saito Naotatsu was determined to shake off some part of the grief infecting their temporary home. Maybe find a little happiness too, with his best friend and communications specialist, Turlach Quinn.
The situation explodes when Turlach finds his attraction to Saito confusing and relentless. At every turn, it seems Saito is there to break his control. With the Station falling apart around their ears and the crew breathing down his neck, Turlach finally has enough.
Problems keep piling up. The crew is weary and waiting. Earth is a dark shadow of what it once was. No one knows if they’ll ever get home.