An annihilation force of invading aliens.
Human civilization on the brink of extinction.
Earth’s only hope — seven cadets and the legendary starship they were never meant to command.
No matter the cost, they will stop at nothing to survive.
No matter the odds, they will fight to save our future.
The distant future. Earth’s Alliance forces have emerged victorious from a brutal nine-year war with the mysterious Kastazi — a vicious, highly advanced alien race. In the dawn of a new peace, the Alliance Devastation Class starship California embarks on a mission of science and learning with a skeleton crew of seasoned officers, civilian students, and inexperienced military cadets in tow.
For JD Marshall and Viv Nixon, gifted cadets and best friends, the mission holds special meaning: It offers an opportunity to prove themselves and begin to escape the long shadows of their legendary war hero parents.
Suddenly ambushed by a second wave of invading Kastazi forces, JD and Viv make the impossible decision to spearhead a mutiny to save the California and everyone on it. In command and quickly out of options, they are forced to activate the ship's prototype Blink Reactor — an experimental technology they expect to send them to the safe, distant reaches of space. When their escape transports them to a reality they don’t recognize and reveals unimaginably terrifying secrets, they must fight their way home to save not just everyone they love but also humanity itself. Standing in their way are an insurmountable enemy, saboteurs from within, a mystery eons in the making, and the fabric of time and space itself.
Glen Zipper is a former criminal prosecutor who left the law behind to produce the Academy Award-winning documentary Undefeated, as well as the hit Netflix Original series Dogs and many other award-winning documentary projects. Born in New York City and raised in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Glen currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he enjoys riding his motorcycle, stopping to pet every dog he sees, annoying friends with his encyclopedic knowledge of 1980s cinema, and, because he is a glutton for punishment, rooting for the New York Mets.