Slant is a cyborg, a weapon created by Old Earth to find Old Earth's enemies and kill them. However, Old Earth lost the war, and there is no one left alive to release Slant from his computer enforced mission. And when he arrives at an enemy world that has been bombed back into the Dark Ages during the war, his computer is surprised to find out that on this world magic actually works.
But, Slant is tired of fighting an already lost war, and wants to quit – but if he does, his computer controller will terminate him but good. What can Slant do to win his freedom on this crazy world? It's magic versus high-tech, and may the best man... or machine, win!