Our solar system has been fully explored and found to be lifeless but for Earth. Jake works at Space Cruiser Inc., where they have refined the fringe-matrix-capacitor technology and made instantaneous space travel a reality. Humankind can now leave the cradle of our solar system and explore distant stars.
Jake and his special crew will be the first to pilot the prototype speedglobe beyond our solar system to a planet three parsecs away, a planet especially picked for its likelihood of harboring life.
This epochal voyage leads to an alien encounter unlike anything ever imagined before, a bizarre dialogue that reaches into the most intimate levels of each crew member's life.