Leaving the dying embers of Earth behind, a handful of indigenous humans reach for the stars with their alien brothers and become citizens of the cosmos. Again, the tiny fleet of Foundation starships engages the enemy Drogs that were responsible for destroying Earth. The enemy is determined to be the ultimate intelligence of the galaxy. In the far future, humans potentially could have become a threat to that goal. But with Earth now a broken planet, only the Foundation stand in their way. Attempting to break the enemy blockade, the Foundation starship Argo becomes separated from her two sister ships. With communication down, and a deviation from its programmed flight path, it's discovered that the ship is headed for a cosmic drain. Millions of years have passed since the mass of intense density last embraced anything larger than a few random atoms. With Argo in its web, its patience is about to be rewarded. Beyond the dying embers of Earth, beyond the deepest reaches of the galaxy, beyond the most vaulting of imagination, the handful of human refugees, along with their alien brothers, meet up with a strange entity at the very edge of the black hole's event horizon. Broken Planet is the sequel to Footprints in the Dust.