Cley, the last human on an earth ruled by highly evolved Supras, joins a talking raccoon on a space-time journey to confront a multidimensional force bent on galaxy-cide.
Logline A Brief History of Time meets Babe
Source of Angst Cley's taut relationship with the Supras: ''She suddenly sensed that they were as strange as any beast she had seen in the swelling forests -- and more dangerous.''
Key Concepts Interplanetary biology, genetic manipulation
Lowdown The deep physics is trippy at times, but Benford's bad guy is characterless.