"When Ira was a child he dreamed of going to the stars. In an alternate history where Earth has poured its collective time, energy, and resources into reaching beyond our planet, it is possible. Mankind has ascended from the surface of Earth, mining the moon and Mars for resources, boldly exercising their new dominion over the solar system. But not all are touched by this surge of technology; many are left behind, stuck in the early 20th century. Those in the lower classes of society have bleak prospects, but Ira’s desire to reach the stars remains…"