Paul Miller, captain of the Star Frigate Sunrise, ran his ship with an iron fist; because of that his crew hated him. Miller fantasized about being the first naval officer to contact alien life. His long-suffering crew would give him his chance when they mutinied, marooning their captain on an uncharted planet. Would Captain Miller find aliens? If he did would they help him to regain his command? Or would help come from a most unexpected quarter?