In 2035, life on Earth resembles a pastoral idyll. Dr. Boyce leads a research institute for Karellen, at which Milo and his friend Rachel work, until the space program is ended and Milo has to leave. Boyce delivers samples of Earth's species for a zoo on the overlords' planet. An overlord pod visits the Greggsons, after which the mother Amy is pregnant, and son Tommy is changed. The faithful Peretta Jones is called as counsellor when Tommy is haunted by night terrors of a dark and hot place, but he refuses to reveal more as not to frighten the adults. During their encounter, Peretta's cross necklace is destroyed, a deeply spiritual experience for her, and she eventually travels to the Stormgren farm. Ricky falls ill, allegedly from exposure to poisons on the overlord ship. After the Overlords build a room with a Ouija board, Boyce invites the Greggsons to South Africa under false pretenses. When they arrive, Karellen makes Amy operate the communication device through her unborn child....
Did You Know?
When Rupert Boyce entices Tommy to see the animals, he says he will see "lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!" This quote is from The Wizard of Oz
(1939). See more
One character says of a star system, "It's the only system to have planets." At this point, astronomers are pretty sure than most stars have planets. Also, the character says it is a constellation and then refers to it as a star system. See more
You will never take away my faith.
All the world's religions cannot be right Paretta, you know that. Your faith, beautiful with poetry, is beautiful. But there is no place for it now.
You deceived us.
No. You have deceived yourselves.