Capt. Nick Johns, a wounded and quadriplegic Marine Corps veteran unbelievably, recall him to active duty to serve humanity. He was chosen because of his self-sacrificing war record and his unique ability to survive depression resulting from his debilitating injury. His brain is required to command and become the spaceship, Genesis, for a two hundred year deep space flight to reestablish the human race doomed to extinction from an asteroid.
One selfless but vastly superior mind must discover a way to honor his commitment to serve humanity and save the human race, even from itself. Capt. Johns must survive years of medical research and implementation, technical and societal challenges and disasters, long years of loneliness inherent to command, alien encounters and possibly even Divine Intervention. Can the love of two women provide the balance he so desperately needs to endure the pressure, or will they cause his demise?