The year is 2147, and humanity has attained fantastic milestones. Fusion energy powers homes, and hydrogen fuels vehicles. Digital currency is used globally, with transactions processed by quantum computers. The moon and Mars have been colonized. Cancer has been conquered, and robotic workers have been perfected.
Despite all this, the planet is dying.
The devastating effects of climate change have pushed the forces of nature past the tipping point. Millions succumb to extreme heat and rising ocean levels. As humanity faces impending doom, the entity arrives. It appears from above in a brilliant flash of light, and a Kentucky farmer named Tom Hickory is the first to encounter it. In doing so, he irrevocably alters his life and those of his wife and children. For the entity has come to rescue humankind and help us save our habitat.
But the burden of salvation falls on the shoulders of the Hickory family as fractured nations, ignorant governments, and ravenous media grapple with the entity’s arrival. Humanity must come together to accept the entity’s challenge—or face extinction.
Does humanity have the political will to solve the global climate crisis? Is the adversary inadequate technology, the universal laws of thermodynamics, or humankind itself?