Our all-too-human hero, Ishmael Starbuck, has no idea who he is.
So, when a man with a gun disturbs his silent reverie in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney, he decides to make an adventure out of it. He meets Kim Hawthorne and her friend Hymoliga Eight — a Martian plant with the power of travelling through time and space — and he sets off on an adventure around the cosmos. Time travelling into the future and past, the gang are imprisoned and freed; threatened and saved; lost and reunited. They contend with whole systems of government and warmongering robots, but most of all they battle injustice.
But will he succeed in his soul-searching before their pursuers catch up with them? And will they survive their next perilous confrontation? This is a story that cannot be put down and will leave readers wanting more.