Max Getty speeds away from Earth on one of many sail-ships out beyond the Kuiper Belt, hunting baby black holes in a search for energy for transportation to the stars. When his water reclamation unit goes out of whack, Maureen in a different ship walks him through the process. They become friends, perhaps more. They kept getting further until they approach the radius of no return. When Max finds a baby hole, he wants to share it with Maureen. Can he reach yet make it back in time to live on Earth?