At Millennium s end, the Earth was poisoned beyond repair -- & ships ventured out into the solar system in search of new planets to colonize. Now it is 2083. No suitable worlds have been found & the Earth can sustain life no longer. In humanity s final moments, two renegade family units rocket into the heart of an alien culture. Here an entity has been created for the purpose of preserving all life, but to do so, it must absorb the past, present, & the future of the universe. The flawed representatives of a near-dead world are searching for the key to humankind s survival. But it may already be too late.