Spring 2142 and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "sleeping guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. As soon as they find one. IF they find one.
This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.