In a damaged orbiter, spinning away from the Earth, Astronaut J.J. Donegal makes a desperate decision. He freezes himself with liquid nitrogen from the reserve air supply in the hopes of being rescued and resuscitated decades or even centuries later.
It’s centuries. When awakened, he is at first charmed to be alive at all, and ready to be fascinated by this exotic, matriarchal future. But gradually he is overwhelmed by a deep and inescapable truth: His wife and life-long love, Jill, is no more. She was young and vibrant only days ago by his reckoning, but now he must accept that she’s been gone for ages. He knows her well enough to believe that she may have left something behind for him, a message.
He sets out to find it. Almost out of hope, he encounters an enchanting song from “ancient times” that just might be a love note from centuries ago.
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