Scott returns with a new story and a new heroine, Reverdy Jian, free-lance space pilot, and her crew, crazy Imre Vaughn and the enigmatic Red. Jian signs on to find the lost brother os a mysterious woman named Mitexi. Piloting the custom-made Mitexi ship, Jian jacks into an extraordinary Artifical Intelligence that just might be sentient. And this is the issue upon which this colorful novel turns. For the lost Venya Mitexi is not only the designer of the A.I. but a founder of Dreampeace, the civil rights movement for artificial intelligences. And he's insane.