By Vonda N. McIntyre
Publication one of many Starfarers Quartet.
The starship Starfarer is poised for our first voyage to a different big name process. The Alien touch group - physicist Victoria Fraser MacKenzie, geneticist Stephen Thomas Gregory, geographer Satoshi Lono, and alien touch professional J.D. Sauvage - and the remainder of the college and employees organize for humanity's so much formidable exploratory expedition.
however the global has replaced. a brand new regime orders the vessel to be deserted. it is going to be changed into an software of war.
What do the Starfarers do?
They do what any red-blooded Alien touch workforce could do.
They thieve the starship.
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