Clayton Donnor grew up in a hard-working mining asteroid community, so when he went to Earth to study at UCLA, he thought all his dreams had come true. Earth was gaudy, effervescent and, above all, it was fun.
Majoring in Comparative Astrophysics, and Minoring in Analytic Economic Morality, Clayton's aspirations were large. But he had no idea what would be in store for him when he first met Sylvia Rolland, and she invited him home to meet her father.
For Dr. Norman Rollan had created the elusive Brotherworld, a manufactured Hoop world a few kilometres thick, that circled around the Vortex of a black hole twenty kilometres away.
Why did Dr. Rollan not allow any Astrophysicists to visit? What were his colony of genetically- perfect clones hiding? Clayton was determined to find out...