Alan is a citizen of Earth, with a corporate job, a girlfriend, and an expensive apartment located in one of the tall glass towers of New York, Manhattan. When he breaks into a big corporation's servers and steals 1,250,000 Galactic Credits, he's judged and confined to live in a penal colony, 4,300 light-years away from Earth, for the rest of his life. It was the year 4210, and the Colony was a tiny part of the capital of Kalara IV, Alandra.
At first, the Colony is a strange thing to Alan, but he starts going to a local board game club where he makes new friends to fill up his time. Here, he ends up meeting a well-known drug dealer from Alandra who soon becomes his best friend. He introduces Alan, among a variety of relaxing herbs from many planets to a special liquid called Substance L, which allows you to "feel" other alternate timelines at the level of your mind and your other senses.
Managing to get hold of a device that can project him physically in the alternate timelines that he starts to travel in, Alan starts to enjoy himself with each jump out of curiosity, but soon he realizes that there's more to it than meets the eye. At some point, he makes a mistake that can ripple through the alternate timelines and also into his main timeline. How will he fix his mistake and who is going to help him do so? Join Alan K. Wattson in his adventures through timelines, in this first of a trilogy series.