Ho hum, a portal to another world; how unoriginal. But this is not your father's portal, it has issues. Anything that passes through it, plant or animal, comes out dead. The inhabitants are only three inches tall and technically about where we were in the seventeenth century. The good news? They can easily perform intricate micro miniature assembly work, and they'll work for peanuts - literally. Linguistic professor Allan Flores is tasked with establishing verbal communications and discovers that they are in some ways scientifically ahead of us. When they are invaded by a neighboring kingdom, Allan's Engineering Project Manager (a hot career woman) authorizes arming them to protect the company's production ability. Enough told. Industrial espionage, romance and high speed chases.