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The UN finally decides to discontinue the CEADAS space debris collection program due to budget cuts. The craft’s final commander, Pete Duran, and its mainframe computer, LYKI, decide to take over the craft, completing the final collection run on behalf of the UN. As time passes, though, LYKI evolves into a technological hybrid of artificial intelligence capable of manipulating its crew. After a devastating sun storm wreaks havoc across the universe, the spacecraft along with an assortment of characters it has collected along the way, find refuge on the very outskirts of the planetary system.
Among the CEADAS crew is also a team of scientists headed for Neptune, who are working on the rejuvenation of biosomes, as well as exploring the nature of time-travel. Now, it’s a race against time to find a way of escaping the solar system -- and escaping through time-distortion might be their only hope. Meanwhile, LYKI has been preparing for the establishment of a new colony, creating advanced robot prototypes of artificial hyper-intelligence. Once the robots are complete, colonization can begin. But as usual, nothing ever goes according to plan, and events start to take an unexpected twist…