In an all-woman society of the future, the few remaining men live in hiding. The futuristic society was developed by necessity and is far from perfect, but it now abhors its male-dominated past, where violence escalated to an extreme. The journals of a man who lived during The Change reveal the desperate turmoil and anger of a world facing the extinction of half its members. The journals are now part of university history courses, leading to assessments of the past that are both ironic and disturbing. When one of the living men is discovered, the resulting conflict threatens both worlds.