One hundred years ago the human race vanished from the solar system.
After 153 years away from earth Lieutenant Herschel Wingate, Chief Engineer of the TSS Armstrong, arrives back home and awakens to discover that all he knows is gone. His only companion is the ships computer and the memories of his crew and family.
Follow Herschel as he discovers the fate of his crew and discovers the terrifying truth that the human race may no longer exist. From Earth orbit to the wide open spaces of Kansas, and the Terran Exploration and Colonization Administration, Herschel searches for clues to the fate of his world.
Ultimately Herschel discovers the terrifying truth that the fate of mankind may have been the result of their efforts to create a better future.