It’s 2219. Just 20 years ago, humanity unlocked the secrets to faster than light travel, and a new rush to the stars began. As the human race takes its first tentative steps in interstellar exploration, an ancient galaxy-spanning conflict threatens to swallow up the young species.

Mission Commander Ivy Czininski has stumbled into first contact with intelligent alien life just 12 light years from Earth, and this shocking discovery will send ripples throughout Sol, and beyond. As the full implications of this meeting are felt, nations will rise and fall, and the future course of humanity will be altered forever.

Mining Foreman Owen McGregor just wants to keep his somewhat estranged family safe from the deadly harms of deep space, a prospect that becomes much harder when enormous alien mining ships begin taking their world apart at the seams.

This is the story of humanity’s first steps onto the galactic stage.