— a future where
Native Americans again live free in their traditional lands, and it is the relative newcomers to America who have
moved onto reservations to protect themselves from a dangerous world.
“I do not want to settle
down in the houses you would build for us. I love to roam over the wild prairie. There I am free and happy.
When we sit down, we grow pale and die.”
(White Bear), Kiowa Chief (c.1815-1878)
2080 A.D., the United States is a "virtual" country whose citizens have lived for sixty years under
millions of family-sized domes, hermetically sealed with no windows and no access to The Outside where the rest of the world
faces virus pandemics, riots inspired by world-wide economic chaos, and terrorists killing millions with nuclear, biological,
and chemical weapons.
Tom Corant is a U.S. Army sergeant who fights battles all over
the world by remotely controlling armed infantry robots from the safety of his bedroom. Tom is happy with life in the dome
he was born into twenty-four years ago. Tom met, courted, and proposed marriage to Jenny Salem all
online via the SuperNet, the high-bandwidth video communications web that connects the 75 million dome homes that make up
the United States of America.
While the betrothed couple is being transported to their
own dome to start their life together, they are kidnapped by a Mexican army patrol roaming the dangerous Outside. Tom and
Jenny are rescued by Roving Wolf, a Comanche scout whose people--like all other Native American Indian nations--were exempted
from mandatory doming and who now live free in their native lands among millions of buffalo in the reconstituted bison herds
of the Great Plains.
Roving Wolf is ordered to escort the couple across the desert
Southwest where a multi-tribe Native American army is collaborating with the dome society’s military to repel an imminent
invasion by the ambitious military dictator of Mexico. During their journey, Tom and Jenny are exposed for the first time
to Nature and to Freedom. Tom comes to realize that the domes are prisons and he learns the truth behind the doming of America.
Tom vows to free his family, fight against the system, to expose the government’s lies, and to someday make the
Domers understand that the safety offered by dome life is not worth the price.
"I was born upon the prairie where the wind blew free,
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures, and
where everything drew free breath. I want to die there, and not within walls."
Comanche Chief (1790-1872)