During an experimental space mission, astronaut John Crichton, a man from our time, is hurled across a thousand galaxies to a completely alien world. In his quest to return to Earth, he finds himself aboard the leviathan, living starship "Moya" populated by escaping political prisoners from myriad alien cultures during a major alien conflict. Moya is capable thinking for herself, but is piloted by Pilot, who is organically attached to Moya. Crichton must rise to the challenge of surviving in a world he barely understands, keeping one step ahead of the pursuing Peacekeepers, a race of deadly mercenaries, and their leader Crais, who will stop at nothing to capture him.
Among the disparate alien refugees is D'Argo, a brutish Luxan warrior; Zhaan, a mystical, Delvian high priestess colored ethereal blue from her bald head to her toes; Rygel, 26-inches tall, who claims royal sovereignty over 600 billion subjects even though he was deposed over 250 years ago; Chiana, a quick-witted, gray-skinned sylph who wears very little and talks like a valley girl; and Officer Aeryn Sun, a front-line solider in the Peacekeeper corps who is forced to join the rebels. The refugees are also chased by the unspeakably evil Scorpius. LessDuring an experimental space mission, astronaut John Crichton, a man from our time, is hurled across a thousand galaxies … More