After flying into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum, millionaire astronaut Winston Niles Rumfoord becomes pure energy and exists only as a wave phenomenon, pulsing in a distorted spiral through time, only getting home to Newport, Rhode Island for an hour once every fifty-nine days. But at least he has his dog with him. And he gets to learn everything that has ever happened. And everything that ever will.
Which, of course, leads inevitably to the establishment of the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent. Wry and seriously entertaining, Kurt Vonnegut's brilliant satire is among the funniest science-fiction novels ever written about life, the universe and everything.