A secret American plan to capitalize on an international expedition to the planet of Barnard's Star by bringing it back through another space-time arc early enough to alter post-WW II history. Will the scheme be aborted by the Chinese sexpot, the debonair and cynical Frenchman, or the demure Russian maiden? And if the expedition is marooned on Barnard's, who gets to screw the girls? You really want to know? Boyd does his damnedest to make you not want to. Clumsy, turgid, and silly.