This inflated novella contains three distinct stories that are intertwined with each other. In one story, the world is on the brink of destruction with an asteroid heading for collision. Law and order breaks down and man tries desperately to maintain survival by sending space ships to the stars, hoping to find a new home. In the second story, three friends embark on a crusade to conquer the film industry in Hollywood. They laugh, smoke, and drink, and try to forget their failures. In the third story, a man keeps a diary of his time in a psychiatric hospital. This work of philosophical fiction deals with existential and nihilistic themes.