Howard Hill and his family have been banned from their home planet of Concentratia. When they arrive on Earth, Howard finds that four other would-be heroes are searching for him to get him to help them with their problems.
New starships are nothing but trouble. It's something Roscoe Cook heard his old commander say, often quite loudly. But he never believed it until he got a starship of his own, and faced the task of getting the ship and its temperamental crew ready to sail.