Findriddy and Carson are two explorers sent to Boothe to survey the ridges and scrub-covered hills of the planet. Back home, their adventures are followed by coutless breathless fans, but the reality is far less romantic as they deal with dust, nitpicking regulations, and uncooperative aliens.
Teamed up with a young intern whose speciality
is mating customs, and a native guide of indeterminate gender, the
group sets out for a previously unexplored sector of the planet. As
they survey canyons and cataracts, battle dangers and discover alien
treasures, they will soon find themselves in alien territory of another
kind: exploring the paths and precipices of sex. And love.