The planet DJar is overpopulated. The central government has a solution: start a new colony on the only other inhabitable planet within reach. But for all their technology, do they have the means to create a thriving, peaceful society? Who gets to decide who stays and who goes? Does Daili have the right to decide for her children? Will convicts accept being shipped off into space? And as Benjamar is nearing the legal limit of sixty-five years old, is the risk of dying tomorrow worth the chance to live to old age?