Backwater planet Acies Gemma is barely a glowing dot on the galactic map these days due in part to the fact that it resides at the all-but-forsaken edge of the galaxy... and the fact that its rotation is slowing. The planet has only a few years left before it becomes uninhabitable and the bulk of the population dies horribly. Tragically. The dire situation has caused everyone who is anyone to flee, leaving the "lower class gutter trash hicks" stranded to fend for themselves.
Government has broken down. Society has come untethered. Fire and brimstone raining down from the sky. Rivers and seas boiling. Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes. Volcanoes. The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together! - Mass hysteria!
In the middle of allthis is the cyborg street peddler known to his friends and family as Twitch, who must uphold a promise he never made and find himself engaged to a troublesome alien princess... and boy is his girlfriend pissed! Can he really hold it together? Or will his literal and figurative world come crashing down around him?