A young pilot testing an experimental spacecraft unwittingly finds himself in the position of one of Humanity's two designated survivors, a plot to preserve the existence of their race in the annals of time. Earth is doomed, the Sun is fated to die, but the last page has yet to be written in the chronicles of human exploits.
With only a strange woman, a dog, and a sapient computer, he is thrust into a new reality. In order to survive, they must learn to make use of their limited and shrinking advantages. To thrive they must gain power, be it political, military, or economic, and they need it fast.