Corrigan is a throwback; a misfit; a starship captain with the heart of a seafaring mariner. His skills as an engineer and navigator are unparalleled. He's just not terribly good at being human. Perhaps that's why he plies his trade between the rim-worlds and the Vega Station with only a Clockwork Robot for company. But when his estranged daughter goes missing on the wreck of a starliner, Corrigan is faced with a stark choice - leave her to die, or attempt a rescue that would surely destroy his relationship with her forever.
“I bring you a message...from God.” Ganta 4, a desolate rock in a forgotten backwater of the galaxy. Here two groups of humans cling to existence in the grip of wildly differing ideologies. For the miners the motivation is Amyrillium, for the colonists the prize is nothing less than God's New Eden.
It is a time of restoration. Ten millenia have passed since the solar flares devastated the planet Earth and now humanity has come home to reclaim and rebuild. But scientists at Mombassa Station are about to resurrect a deadly menace that was once destroyed. A menace that will stretch from the depths of the African continent, to the ancient and decaying Nerva Beacon still orbiting high above. Can a small group of Gene-techs hope to survive the rush of Race Memory?