During a routine upload Phoenix inadvertently picks up a virus, transforming a regular space odyssey into a terrifying Ace Oddyssey – just in time for HAL-oween!
It is determined that the only way to stop the senseless sucking machine from syphoning the life out of system after system, is to blow it up. Phoenix’s self-destruct program Dee starts the countdown to her long awaited, final destiny.
While Ace and Phoenix work against time to stop the space shark from its ceaseless, murderous, mindless sucking, Fran and the Copy Aide track down the invisible hand that wrote the unauthorized, random weapon of mass destruction into existence.
Swimming into existence from no one knows where, an immense space shark starts siphoning the energy out of Acrux, the first star it sees.
If Ace can’t figure out how to stop the shark from sucking so badly, nineteen billion souls on the three inhabited planets in Acrux’s system will die.
With timelines all broken and distorted, Ace, and Phoenix’s previous captain, Captain Peddleserp, need to figure out how to get WHERE they want go WHEN they need to get there – before all of existence crashes to a halt.
With events across Destiny happening out of sequence, everything is crashing all over the place in the Destiny traffic department.
Faced with so many unanswered questions about the nature of determinism, pre-determinism and a total lack of determination, Fact Checker Fran faces an existential crisis.