The year is 2084. The four-generation succession of Fluke presidencies has turned into a dictatorial dynasty.
Evangelicalism and Catholicism have replaced religious pluralism. Wall Street and the White House control the country. Zombie-like cabinet members and White House staff cheer the greatness of President August Fluke III. Fearing a threat, Fluke presses the nuclear button. Glacial winter sets in. Where will Fluke go to survive? And his Wall Street and religious leaders? It falls on Colonel Wavering, pilot of Air Force One and qualified astronaut, to command a rocket programmed to reach an alleged habitable planet. Who will go on the rocket? Will it survive blastoff and the journey through uncharted space? If it reaches Proxima b, will the planet have enough oxygen, water, and soil to support life? Life? Like human life on earth? Really? 2084 is a dystopian satire raising the question, what will end human civilization?