Seventy years after Keres Triplets asteroid impact and subsequent nuclear exchange almost ended all human life on Earth, a little girl is dropped off at the frozen door of one of the Human DNA Vaults. Discovered by one of the Seeds, as humans secreted in the vaults are called, she presents a mystery: why is she here? Discover the strange origins of Dr. Varsaad Volhard, an evolutionary-socio-historian chosen to help the world understand the alien civilization that left an artifact on Saturn’s Moon Mimas some thirty thousand years ago . . .