Something’s not right in San Francisco. Phantom-like machines crawl through the city streets, laser-wielding combatants duel in broad daylight, and people fall out of black holes in the sky. Even stranger, Frederick, a young college student living in the Tenderloin district, seems to be the only person who can see these outlandish occurrences.
Meanwhile, Opal, a Mechanic Class Slave hailing from Griddish, has been tasked with carrying out Earth’s apocalyptic dismantlement project. Her home realm is bound to Earth by a powerful technology known as the Slipshot, and her journey there is merely the beginning of a far-reaching project eons in the making. When Frederick meets Opal and learns of his planet’s dark fate, it becomes clear that he may be the only one capable of severing Griddish’s connection to Earth and helping Mechanic Class Slaves like Opal stand up to their oppressors.