Chris Mathews puts his life on hold in the eighth millennium and leaves behind his beloved wife, Leanne, to join Professor Andrew Reichstein and Hailey Missentra on a ride to a slipstream, at the edge of a black hole. They plan on exiting the stream a few seconds into the future, to prove that time "emergence" is possible. However, they emerge into a time beyond their reckoning, and they find their worlds changed forever.
Going back where you came from is harder if it's where you already are...Migrants arrive in the Lucky Country from lands their forebears knew for a thousand years. They know where they are and why they’re here and what they face. Then there are their children...born in a country that can't spell their names, and of a heritage that doesn't know they were born. Reminded every day that he doesn't quite belong, and reminding himself where others forget or couldn't care less, second generation Ed Kaspar sets out on a journey to not only be an Australian but to be his country.
What happens when social media becomes social reality? Something very, very odd happens! "Social media is everywhere; it knows everything; it knows what you think. It gives and takes...it's giving you something now. Social media is social reality." With these words Penelope urges her friend Teddy Vroom to embrace the world - as it invades his life!