Part two of a three-part series begins in a future earth setting with a mandate for all members of the Howard Family to be arrested at once. Lazarus, the eldest of the Howard Families manages to escape near capture and beings to develop a plan to relocate the Howard Families. Lazarus commandeers a freight spaceship capable of transporting the entire Family (approximately 100,000). With the freight spaceship Lazarus brings the Howard Family to an interstellar ship called the New Frontier. For many months, the Howard Family travels away from earth at nearly light speed until they discover a planet shockingly similar to Earth. On this new planet, the Howard Family encounters a civilized race which peacefully allows them to colonize. The Howard Family seamlessly assimilates until the day comes for one member of the Howard Family to meet the mysterious gods of the alien civilization.
Billy Plummer, Steven Shipley
Robert Heinlein, “Methuselah's Children,” Astounding Stories At War, accessed January 18, 2018, http://astoundingstoriesatwar.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/415.