Imagine youre a talented and funny ships engineer, part of the crew of a ship on a voyage to a black hole deep in outer space. Your shipmates are down on the surface of a planet where time moves far, far slower and you, along with your robot, have been waiting for years for them to return to your orbital station.
The situation looks pretty bleak - but never lose heart! There is a host of scientific problems to solve and experiments to conduct, an enormous ship that only you can keep in working order, and a star system dominated by a black hole that hides incalculable secrets, which turns out to affect your ship in strange and unexpected ways. Your future is full of surprises!