Siril the ant is not his practical, rational self at all. He gazes at the sky all night, mumbles to himself, doesn`t answer when spoken to. Beautiful is puzzled and upset. Is he in love? She is even more startled when she discovers that he intends to build a spaceship and fly to one of Jupiter`s moons, in response to a sad cry for help!
In spite of Beautiful`s misgivings, the adventurers do zoom into space“ with the help of anti-gravity pads, the scientific genius of the Techno Sage, and some very useful mind power from the other sages. But can they really help a moon correct its path? A sci-fi fan herself, Suniti Namjoshi takes the genre way beyond its usual orbit, combining the thrill and beauty of the world beyond with gentle sentiment and unusual insights.