A lone astronaut stranded on an alien world, bloodied, bruised, and permanently blinded in the crash-landing. He must now survive the ravenous jungle of this dark and dangerous new realm.
His sole companion is the monotone drone of his salvaged flight computer. Strapped to his arm like a shield, literal and figurative, his friend and savior as he navigated a darkened world. A silicon soul, blind, buffeted, and broken like his own.
Before long the computer suffered damage at the razored claws of local wildlife, but from the gouged and mangled metal he still hears the comforting voice of his computerized companion... Though he is no longer convinced that this is anything other than the fevered dream of a madman long lost to a dark and empty cosmos.
Years drag on, the delirious seasons of a faraway sun become the background music to madness. The astronaut, name long unlearned, hears the sonic boom of a ship and the roar of distant thrusters. Is this some new insanity, some fresh pit of madness and despair?
Or after his long stay in hell, has someone new arrived in his pitiless world?