All sentient life searches the vastness of space and the mysteries it holds, some search to understand their place in it, some to find where they are going, some obsessed to hold onto their dreams, and some to prove themselves. It is the destiny and fate of the Stevenson family to unravel the universes greatest inevitable truth.
When Jon Christopher Stevenson and his son Daniel reactivate a powered down NASA probe they uncover an alien signal coming from a hidden star system 1.8 light years from Earth that only the probe can see. Caught up in his father’s obsession, Daniel leaves for college making it his mission to decipher the alien communication before the government can. Meanwhile, not far away a living alien probe searches deep space on orders from its home world. In its search, it eventually receives a signal that can only be called alien and a race begins towards a new age for humanity.
This is the beginning of the Stevenson family’s story and of humanities. How it ends remains shrouded in the Shadows of The Future.