This short novella follows Fixit, a worker on the surface of Tau Ceti Prime in another adventure.
Fixit is faced with the recall of Glitch, the pinger who is her oldest and best friend dirtside. She has to fight to prove his sentience and prevent him from being deactivated and torn apart to be examined.
Favors are called in and secrets revealed while more questions are brought to the surface. Can Vashon and Fixit bring Glitch home safely, or will the techs topside at New Terra be his end?