We are the Aliens! And more so than ever in 'Beautiful Beautiful' which is the companion novel - or the sister volume that follows Mark's, Tia's and Midge's adventures following the cataclysmic ending of the novel 'Brothers By Numbers'.
'Beautiful Beautiful' begins with the tiny crew of three on the lam and aboard a stolen Colonist science ship called the Nina: which is currently the most advanced science ship of its kind. The Colonists want them dead for the destruction of the arms manufacturing ship the Olympia and additionally of course - for the theft of their advanced science ship the Nina. And their former employers: the Republic - they want Mark for treason.
So the new crew of the Nina sets out to go to where no one will come for them because no one bothers to venture there: the Great Abyss. There have been other abysses f...