Earth, in our little corner of the galaxy. Genetic mutations, inventions, terror victims and triumphs. Our first colonies and outwards, with disabled miners/exoskeletons/nano technologies and a ship on the run. The first synthetic human. A newly created, teenage girl running across the galaxy. A free-wheeling gambler who has no idea she is carrying a much better ‘Ace in the hole’ than she could ever dream up. Monsters out to rehab the universe, one planet at a time. Two professional climbers stumbling into a world completely new, in more ways than one. And more.