Meet Alister Bane, former college student. He is a sensible, conventional, practical young man. Not at all the sort of person you'd expect to find clambering around, in the rain, on a huge stone lightning bolt hanging in the sky. Yet here he is. Since being expelled from his home world, Alister has been traveling between universes with the flamboyant and inquisitive Professor Odd, Dave, a green tentacle monster, and Elo, a highly intelligent mutant wolf. Now, however, he has been separated from his friends and is forced to navigate an "unconventional" universe teetering on the brink of destruction. Impossible stone formations aside, there is also the problem of the sinister hooded natives, and why they have got a living man chained to a rock...
"The Promethean Predicament" is the third in a series of novellas chronicling the fantastic travels of Professor Odd and her wayward companions.