Diana hears the voice of Moosevan, an entity who inhabits a distant planet, in her head. Her world is threatened and she wants Diana’s help. Yuri believes her, though he's usually drunk in charge of a ten inch reflector and has a bizarre theory about the movement of the asteroids. Then two cosmic intelligences decide to help. They may understand the Universe, but mere mortals are beyond them.
Jane is interested in psychology, astronomy, history, archaeology, palaeontology, anthropology, photography, publishing, geology, and flying (theoretical) kites - though expert in none; and is a teetotal, vegetarian coeliac.