"Sailing through an endless ocean on an antique
slaver, the Mariner is hopelessly alone. The few remaining
settlements are broken husks peppered with survivors and dangerous
cults, each and every one as lost as he. Fixated upon a need for
answers in a world full of rot and with a deep sadomasochist
streak, he’s a pervert, an addict and a monster, and might just
hold the key to finding a route home."