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Samuel, captain of the spaceship Christophe, has just returned from the planet Tianjin with his crew. Also on board is Princess Yoshiko, who has recently fled her planet following an invasion by Emperor Chang.
On their arrival in Capitolia, seat of the government of the Republic of Bêta, the captain and his distinguished passenger request an audience with the nation's leaders. The princess begs assistance for her people, but the two supreme consuls of Capitolia are reluctant to trigger a war between the Republic and the Empire. Samuel agrees to take the princess back to the planet Tianjin incognito and to mount a popular revolt against the imperial invader. Members of the Tianjin resistance call upon the help of leading biologists, who make the planet's flora and fauna part of the campaign to liberate themselves from the hold of Emperor Chang and his henchmen. Samuel, his friend Corinne and the princess are faced with the extremely risky task of obtaining a genetic sample from the invaders.
This latest episode in the "L'Ère du Nouvel Empire" series of interest to teenagers, tells a thought-provoking tale of violence-free biological warfare in a far away galaxy.