There will come a day when mankind discovers the means to leave his solar system, to strike out into the galaxy and the myriad of stars and worlds beyond his own. There will come a great and terrible shock, because beyond that safe border, the galaxy is bright, and full of monsters
Also known as ambrosia, nectar, bio-gel, and a dozen other copyrighted and patented trade names.
Strange things can be found in deep space, well away from the gravity and nuclear fury of a living star
A society or country has a unique method of correction. Criminals are imprisoned in a dungeon with two options: Serve their time, or try to escape. Those who manage to escape alive, their crimes are forgiven early.