Year 3000. A force of unknown origin called “The Darkness” or “The Wound” has taken hold of the Earth to plunge it into suffering, murder and ignominy. Through its agents, the "night-stalkers", its reign extends to the Free Stars. But the Earth itself holds the antidote to the evil that engulfs it: mutants with unimaginable powers, whom the night-stalkers fear and hunt: prophets and seers... or mysterious possessors of the power to change the universe. After a heady departure from hallucinating worlds, a bizarre army sets off for Sigma, capital of the Arcturian worlds, where a final battle with the forces of evil awaits it.
Never has the term "Space Opera" been more justified than in describing The Wound, a lyrical epic and a jewel in the crown of French Science Fiction. Published in 1964, it is the major work of Nathalie Henneberg, a now mythical author who deserves new recognition.