How does a world that accepts slavery affect both master and slave? Can two people build a new life for themselves with a start like theirs? It's a world like this one except for the all-powerful State that's very firmly in control and the fact that slavery is legal. Jimmy had never really thought about it or the fight for freedom going on around him. He was too busy enjoying his privileged life as an actor on a sci-fi show. But what is he meant to do when he's forced to permanently bond to a slave he doesn't want just because he made one silly, drunken mistake? Does it change who he is, what he is? Trouble is, Jimmy isn't sure who he was to start with. He'd never thought about it. And what about his slave, Nate? Can a slave force Jimmy into learning something about himself?