You are a security officer aboard the interstellar colony ship Marathon, which brought a slice of humanity to the planet of Tau Ceti. Docking with the craft, you realize quickly that the ship is under attack by an alien race called the Pfhor. If that wasn't bad enough, it seems that Durandal, one of the Marathon AIs, has gone 'rampant'. You're not really sure if that means he's insane, or just malfunctioning, but you have a colony to save.
Somewhere in the Heavens, They are Waiting...
Did You Know?
A man lit three candles on a certain day each year. Each candle held symbolic significance: One was for the time that had passed before he was alive; one was for the time of the his life; and one was for time that passed after he had died. Each year the man would stare and watch the candles until they had burned out.
Was the man really watching time go by in any symbolic sense? He thought so. He thought that each flicker of the flame was a moment of time that had passed or one that would pass.
Followed by Marathon 2: Durandal