Colonizing the galaxy always looks so neat and pristine. Well, Ivan Brandon has another take on what it would actually be like, and it ain't pretty. Drifter is a story about the "dirty hands that it takes to build the future," as Brandon put it. It's a story about a space colonization that has more in common with the old west than it does with the Prime Directive. There will be NO BEAMING of any kind in this space western!