Welcome to Nové, a planet much like your own. There is no war or hunger. No conflict of any kind. It's a "happy life ever" on this utopian world. Balance has finally been achieved after all life was nearly extinguished during The Fall. There is one major industry on Nové: the making of babies. Babies are the most important resource on the planet. Hiperyan works in the babi industry. She loves assembling babies. Her life is perfect; her virile mate, Dion, is ideal. But she's been feeling a little sick, of late. It's a mysterious illness the likes of which has never been seen by the healers she visits. Concerned when the healers begin to die in a series of "accidents," Dion teams with his best friend, Conr, to take action. They eventually discover that Hiperyan's illness may jeopardize not only their lives, but all of Nové.