Astronaut John Crichton has nightmares about his new family being attacked and rightly so--he and Aeryn have concluded that there's no real safe place for them in known space. And their infant son, "Deke", is exhibiting some strange abilities, perhaps because he's half human/half Sebacean heritage. And everyone aboard the living ship Moya, including Moya herself, start acting angry and belligerent because of a virus. They learn exactly what this virus is when they encounter Grunchlk and Sikozu. It's an alien race that sends out the virus ahead of them to seed the ground, putting worlds in disarray before they get there. Then they come in and easily invade the planet. But there are also these larger, human-sized versions of the virus.
I didn't enjoy this collection as much as Volume 1 and Sliney's artwork is not as good as Patterson's.
written by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido