Backtrace is the first installment of Pants Seat Carpet Ride. It is set in a time somewhere in the future where their is interstellar travel, and where there are numerous races, such as goblins, dwarves, elves, and the like. The story revolves mainly around Frederick Hobbes, who begins his adventure in a confined space. With the help of security flaws in the containment system, however, he is able to escape.WARNING! SPOILERS MAY OCCUR BEYOND THIS POINT!Tropes Used
- Escape Pod: Inverted. When Frederick and Gomwell escape from the Goblin Captain's ship, they use a fighter as their means instead of the usual vehicle specifically designed for the purpose.
- Vast Bureaucracy: The intergovernmental law system seen in Backtrace is complex, and the structure isn't particularly clear.