What is the meaning of life? Are we the only sentient life in the universe? These are just some of the questions Terry Douglas had never committed much thought to. He had a vague inkling that numbers were involved somehow but maths had never been his forte. The only number Terry was concerned with was the one counting the popularity of his twitter feed. So when a delegate from the Intergalactic Council arrived at his door asking for his opinion on some of the deeper questions of the cosmos it forced parts of his brain that had long remained dormant to stir and caused his thoughts to move into previously uncharted territory.