Surgically connected to their swarm of mechanical workers, architects Christopher and Joanne Yale were turning the Moon into a paradise. Now, without warning, their machines have pulled the plug.
Christopher Yale is drowning in a sea of sensory deprivation and bootleg medicine. Joanne is dead, and neither the police nor their friends have any explanation. But Yale knows she was plugging pirated software into her head, to fight the same condition he has, Epistemic Appetite Imbalance.
Confronting his loss and his new, empty-headed world, Yale seeks out the truth of Joanne's death, all the while being drawn into a new, colder London which has no place for the Moon's failures.
He hasn't got much time.