Walter Masen is having possibly the most up and down week in history.
Firstly, fellow crewmen on Earth’s first interstellar mission get drunk and almost kill him. Then he gets rescued by a stunningly pretty girl called Lily. and she seems to like him.
Fortunately, Lily likes him so much that she gets him to fly cover for a mission to another planet, hoping to spend time with him there. Unfortunately, instead of sunbathing on a beautiful beach with her, he gets captured by an unknown but very hostile alien fleet.
As he waiting to be interrogated again by his hideous alien captors – he can hear shooting – is today getting worse or better? Will he see the fleet again or is he abandoned far from Earth?