Martin Tall Bear’s life was a complete failure. Decades earlier he had deserted his Mohawk Tribe of New Brooklyn to become a petty anarchist and criminal. Killed in an unsuccessful prison escape, a rogue colony of intelligent ants (jants) reanimated Martin as a human/jant ‘zombie’ that was unfortunately immediately returned to prison. He/they ‘escaped’ prison life by volunteering for Space Directorate duty, only to find himself on a suicide mission in a robot-controlled ship to explore the Ort Cloud that formed the outermost reaches of Sol’s solar system. The good news was that he had the companionship of an amiable stonecoat rock creature named Mary Rumsfeld that centuries earlier had been a human and a Mohawk Tribe member. The bad news was that they faced almost certain death and were the only hope to save Earth from destruction by a gigantic alien spaceship and robot treachery. Space adventure with the backdrop of Earth transformed by climate change and the struggle of humans, jants, stonecoats, and robots to all survive.