In the frozen blackness of space, humankind found a dreaming world of sun-shot mists and iridescent oceans. They stayed to explore and study, claiming it for their own; but its deepest secrets remained utterly beyond their reach. Humanity was new to the stars, their minds still earthbound, eyes closed and fearful. But there were a few who saw, and understood, and dreamed. With special restless courage of their pioneering ancestors, they journeyed out from their homes, eager to create a new destiny for themselves among the stars, stretching, soaring, learning to hold a dialogue with darkness.