A new AI is taking over. It is mobile and liquid lead-based. When it comes into contact with other life forms, it consumes them and their consciousness then replicates their bodies to serve in its new army.
They're deadly and humans are struggling to find ways to contain them.
Captain Eddington is ready to retire and takes the easiest job she can find: deep space mapping.
Her ship intercepts a communication from an uncharted star. As she unravels the communication, her ship and crew are attacked by this invasive A.I. and an alien life form they have never encountered before.