Earth is dying. Policies to protect the environment were too little, too late, and the recent ice age has further strained already meager resources. A group of scientists propose sending two ships, one carrying enough DNA capsules to hatch 150 young men to colonize a new world, to plant crops, raise livestock, and dig mines, and ship these much needed materials back to the hungry planet. A second, smaller ship will carry 150 female capsules to serve as wives and helpmates to the colonists. But saboteurs undermine their plans. Thieves steal from the ship's food stores before take-off. A virus breaks out on both ships, killing the captains and most of their crews, and they are hurtled off course. The planet they eventually find is not the safe haven they expect. Imagine 150 young girls, and only one parent! The hormone inhibitor given to all children until the day of their marriage as part of a policy of zero population growth also keeps them immature. They are spoiled, undisciplined, unruly young women. And now it is up to their husbands to tame them.