A discreet advertisement brings a group of apparently disparate individuals together to a bizarre rendezvous – on the ocean floor. There’s Don, an archaeologist and chronically shy; Gaspar, a marine biologist who suffers from terminal directness; middle-aged Pacifica and Melanie, who normal exterior masks a strange genetic imbalance…and they seem on the face of it to have little in common, except their feeling that they are part of a greater plan – a feeling that grows as they embark on their strange odyssey across the bed of the ocean. They mystery of being out of phase with the world above water is heightened by that surrounding the Elaph – a mystery which is ultimately revealed to be more significant and bewildering than they ever could have imagined. Cover art by Steve Crisp.