"As Savannah twisted around, she saw them. Just over her head, Dr. Marjane Satrapi floated in her polymer blanket, strapped to the bulkhead. She looked like she was just sleeping, her mouth slightly open and the deep lines along her cheeks relaxed. But her brown eyes were wide open, a million-yard stare like nothing Savannah had ever seen. It gave her the shivers. She didn’t even bother looking at Captain Gongsun." Dr. Savannah Lund, the theoretical physicist who first explored the possibility of hyperspace, is sent to investigate what happened to the first practical experiment of faster-than-light travel. Her former colleague, Dr. Marjane Satrapi, the woman who stole her research findings, is aboard. But when Savannah finds her, Dr. Satrapi is a broken shell of a woman...and now that Savannah is stranded beyond the farthest star, the only way home is through Dr. Satrapi's madness.