Set in the world of Tales from the Kodiak Starport.
Alaskan fisheries suffer when a mining disaster pollutes Bristol Bay. Governments around the world struggle with drought and famine as climate change becomes real. Nations go to war over dwindling resources on land and at sea. In this era of rising international tensions that lead to regional wars, administrators and staff at the Kodiak starport face the challenge of keeping the promise of manned spaceflight intact for the next generation of explorers and entrepreneurs. Can the gateway to a better future be kept open, or will it close forever when satellites and space stations are destroyed?