In the 53rd Century the human race pulls a genius from the past to save their society. But have they got the right man?
History Teacher Jon Ransom is dragged into the future by what he believes is the last vestiges of the human race. Mistaken for a genius scientist brought forward in time to save the interstellar city-ship liberty from possible collapse and disaster.
Centuries of life spans increasing have left the human race decadent and without the skills to save themselves.
Shown the wonders of the massive interplanetary craft he finds that he is not the only one who has been brought forward. Other figures from across time have been kidnapped and they soon learn that not all is as it seems and they may have traveled more than just through time.
The captured men discover that they have not only been brought forward in time; they have also been pulled into a different version of their Universe. Rather than the scientific genius they expected, they are from alternate realities where Philosophers become Army Colonels and scientific genius fails to make its mark.
Together they must try to find a way to work together and to find a way home and learn the truth of Universe One.