By Luke Sky Wachter
Spineward Sectors sequence publication One: Admiral Who
When the fellow passed him the keys and took off, not anyone anticipated Prince-Cadet Jason Montagne to behave like a true admiral, least of all himself. fearful of what may ensue if he failed, he was resolute to do whatever (even impersonate a accomplice admiral) to succeed.
Bugs, battleships and blaster-fire will develop into the least of his concerns. Ship-wide mechanical mess ups, assassination makes an attempt, and each younger man's maximum worry are only many of the landmines the paranoid younger collage pupil needs to navigate if he hopes to prevent catastrophe.
But with the galaxy's oldest junior lieutenant accountable for Engineering, a conniving younger Intelligence Officer as his second-in-command, and infrequently part the team had to guy the send (the untrained, undisciplined half), the largest threats might turn out to be these closest to him.
Then back, simply how a lot difficulty may well he get into in a week?
Before lengthy, the query every body can be asking is: Admiral Who?
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Special delivery. He opened it. Inside, a slip of paper. It said: POT-HEALER, I NEED YOU. AND I WILL PAY. No signature. No address except his, as destination. My god, he thought, this is something real and big. I know it. He carefully moved his chair around so that he faced the red warning light of the mail tube. And prepared to wait. Until it comes, he said to himself. Unless I physically starve to death first. I will not voluntarily die, now, he thought harshly. I want to stay alive. And wait.
Dialing his phone, he obtained a satellite relay to Japan; he raised Tokyo and gave the digits for the Tokyo translating computer. With the skill of long habit he obtained a direct line to the great, clanking, booming construct; he bypassed its host of attendants. “Oral transmission,” he informed it. The hulking GX9 computer clicked over to oral, rather than visual, reception. “The Corn Is Green,” Joe said. He turned on the recording unit of his phone. At once the computer answered, giving the Japanese equivalent.
I’m depressed. I can’t stand this much longer. Do you know what I mean? ” He waited. A faceless moment poured past in which neither of them spoke. “I’m ringing off,” Joe said, and began to hang up. “Wait,” Gauk said rapidly. ” He hung up, sat emptily staring. On his unfolded sheet of paper he had several more, but—It’s gone, he said to himself, bitterly. The energy, the capacity to fiddle away a lifetime without dignified work, and, in its place, the performance of the trivial, even the voluntarily trivial, as we have constructed here in The Game.
Admiral Who? (Spineward Sectors, Book 1) by Luke Sky Wachter