The New Adventurer was a Type 7D starship. All Type 7 starships worked on a two-shift system. There were two shifts of workers, and each shift spent two weeks in the freezer, then two weeks at work. During the time in the freezer you didn’t get older, so that after a ten-year journey through space, you were only five years older.
Gareth is one of the passengers on The New Adventurer. One day Gareth finds something in the bottom of his shower. This discovery begins a love affair with a woman he has never seen. But how can they meet? Will they have to wait until the starship completes its ten-year journey?