Two quantum artificial intelligences do battle. The first, Chaos, unleashes the Blood Plague to punish humankind for Earth's ecological ruin. The second, Gaia, tries to save the species by protecting those aboard the starship, New Hope. Though she succeeds, Chaos pursues, and infects the dreams of those who sleep aboard the starship with hydra, ogres, and a lascivious devil queen. Can Gaia’s forces dispel the nightmare, and guide New Hope to a distant planet? Or will Chaos exterminate humankind?