Zalk, an astronomer on an oppressive pre-industrial world, discovers more than just life on the other planet they share their orbit with: he forms a telepathic link with an ambassador from this spacefaring society, who promises wealth and fantastic technology. The catch? Zalk must implement his plans for a mining operation, financed by drops of gold from the heavens.
What exactly are the intentions of this celestial messenger? Can he reconcile with an antagonistic reporter to find out in time? Joining forces may be their only hope to save their world.