Major Albert Skynner is brought out of retirement when an alien creature arrives on Earth. The creature communicates through humans who appear to be in a hypnotic spell. The messages it gives is one of peace, using quotes from all of the major religions of the world. When these creatures start appearing by the dozens, all of the major powers in the world are told to disarm, but the US President is reluctant to do so. Is this a genuine message of peace or is it just trickery and a prelude to invasion?
Based on a short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison ("A Boy and His Dog," "Star Trek"). Story of despised minorities forever adrift in the darkness of outer space. As a last resort born out of their loneliness and despair they are forced to make an ominous pact with those responsible for their plight, in the hope that they will finally be offered refuge at home on Earth.