Six outcasts from around the country find themselves drawn together by a mysterious force. A few of them, like Lourde, suffer from horribly disfiguring physical torments that literally threaten to consume them Others, like Dillon must battle inner demons that can erupt at any minute with terrifying consequences. Are they genetic freaks? Or monsters whose evil potential could destroy the world? The answer may lie in a star system billions of light-years away.