2132 - The manufacture of parts for orbiting condos is the main function inside Cond-Orbit's massive dome, located several miles east of L. A. But, two stories underground, a far more secretive project is taking place, Project Eclipse, the building and testing of a probe designed to explore an alternate reality. What can go wrong? Everything.
When Jordan Blake puts Eclipse into manual control and takes the probe to full power, he has every reason to believe that he will be the first to safely experience an alternate reality. But it soon becomes apparent that communications between base and probe is dysfunctional.
Without tracking, Eclipse is denied homing capability, a necessity for the probe to return to the launch stand where the differences of potential can be matched. Invisible, free floating, and trapped inside Cond-Orbit’s expansive ten-mile wide manufacturing dome, Eclipse becomes a bomb looking for a place to explode.
Jordan knew Lindy Moore was a spy but underestimated her competence. A small change in the database, something that read like, if the launch is successful, then insert the following code, changes everything. In this very hush-hush project, and with only seven days of life support inside the probe, Malcolm, project manager, contacts Tess Altman, Jordan’s old lover, for help.
Tess doesn’t particularly care what happens to Jordan, the fool. She’s moved on. But when she learns that he has stolen her design for a holographic memory system, programmable intelligence, she changes her mind.
Is an alternate or parallel reality just a state of mind? What happens to time? Do parallel realities even exist? What can we expect to find? Murphy’s Law, human folly, and a robot named Ramon.