An abstract tale of wondrous dread.
A mysterious quasar vortex dubbed FULCRUM-21 inexplicably rips through the Milky Way, draining away life, matter and gas, replacing it with new, arcane and seemingly beneficial elements, perfectly maintaining the natural balance of the galaxy, as if in a sentient exchange. This new existence eggs the few who remain on to begin a terrifying space race we could never prepare for.
Also, for some reason a wistful ode to Southern California and an exploration of the outer limits of the human psyche.
If it wasn't obvious, the larger stars/planets read "fulcrum" in quasar-vortex, your new language.