|Author||Jason Erik Lundberg|
The year is 2040 and an envoy of the North American Union finds himself a fugitive in the Southeast Asian island-nation of Tinhau. Lucas Lehrer is tasked with extending the offer of political partnership to Tinhau's Ministry of Stability. When negotiations break down, he decides to request asylum, and soon encounters an odd series of coincidences in which his deep-seated desires start coming true. Among the backdrop of societal instability and growing nativism, he befriends a young woman who is not what she seems, and who may not be from our universe at all.