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Benjamin Reagan has spent his entire life aboard Victoria, towing ships and (sometimes illicit) cargo across the skies. When Disaster strikes, Ben and Vicky go from towing damaged ships to picking up damaged survivors. First to be rescued is Thorbin, a fighter pilot reeling from unbearable loss and defeat, longing to rediscover his destiny. As the unlikely pair journey towards Mars, fighting aliens, pirates and mobsters along the way, they pick up more survivors: an alien sexpot looking for her next sugar daddy; an aging warrior with a penchant for mass destruction; and a girl-next-door engineer who'd rather be hunting for the father of her unborn, fat babies than nasty aliens. With a mercenary for hire and a devious blonde bombshell also along for the ride, it's up to Ben and Thorbin to ensure a crippled Victoria and her crew make it to their next destination. Can the gang survive the sea of change before them? Or is this the final port for Victoria's crew - and the rest of humanity?