Jorie Taylor has lived her whole life on the generation ship Beacon, which is making a centuries-long voyage to the distant star, Tau Ceti. Fleeing an Earth tearing itself apart from its exhaustive demand for resources, the Beacon is finally approaching a new planet that they hope to make humanity's new home.
But Earth has recovered from its near-death experience and is now under the control of a ruthless dictator whose sights are set on Tau Ceti as well. President Jurudu knows how to get what he wants - and he wants Sarbras. They build a much faster starship of their own, and embark on a race for the stars.
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