Griffin’s Egg is a story about Gunther, a man who lives on the moon. And his adventures, as he gets into all kinds of situations. He, along with many others, have inhabited the moon because Earth is engaged in a full thermonuclear war. The dangers of the moon however, also come along. Solar flares, dangerous robots, CMP chips, and many more dangers await Gunther on the moon.
As Gunther is delivering some fuel rods to the G5 Assembly Plant, a Surface Warning is broadcast, this is high levels of radiation caused by a solar flare. He is 30 minutes away from the nearest shelter, and the advisory is for 20 minutes. He finds a way to make a rig to sit under the truck, so he would be shielded from the radiation. He also uses his robot, Siegfried, to control the movement of the truck while he is riding under it, on his way to the plant.
When he finally made it so the plant, he went inside to find it filled with thick, smoke-like mist. His light only distorts the images, so he turns it off and gets used to the dark room. When his eyes finally got adjusted, it was just in time, because just then a big metal puncher came by and punched a hole in the ground right next to him. He stumbled away, only to find that the robot was following him. He ran into the shelter and closed the door, sealing the robot outside of the shelter. The shelter was s small room, just big enough to fit a cot, a chemical toilet, and a rebreather with spare oxygen tanks. A while later, after the flare was over, the CMP chips, which has been implanted in everyone’s brain that had come to the moon, was being used against them. Krishna, a scientist, found that if he broadcasted over the chips frequency, he could make hypnotic suggestions to the people with the chips. Gunther had to find a way to stop this, so he and another scientist, Hiro, teamed up and after a while of research, found a way to stop Krishna from broadcasting over the chip’s frequency, and therefore, stopped him from taking over people’s minds. Finally, in the end, the war on earth died down, then was over. The world was at peace once again. Earth send up space ships to bring the moon inhabitants back down to earth. Gunther returned to earth along with the rest of his friends, and lived a peaceful life from then on.