In the future, sexism in the workplace is alive and well on Mars Orbital One—the only place in our little corner of the galaxy to get into the space program. For decades, women have been refused entry. Now, Lieutenant Rene Aubrey and fifteen other hand-picked women are being given a shot to join Earth's elite space force. Seems there's something coming down the pike, a new weapon that requires a feminine touch you might say, and her male training officer is a hands-on kind of guy. Problem is, there's some scary aliens out there gunning for women like Rene and they're about to drop in for a return visit.