By Jack Campbell
The Alliance has been battling the Syndic for a century, and wasting badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their in basic terms desire is Captain John "Black Jack" Geary - a guy who has emerged from a century-long hibernation to discover himself heroically idealized past trust. Now, he needs to dwell as much as his personal legend.
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Into the unknown, alone in a singleship, with his skin and eyes and hair their own color, a beard growing randomly over his face ... “Nuts,” said Louis to himself. ” Twenty years ago. But it was wearing on toward midnight. Louis Wu found a transfer booth, inserted his credit card in the slot and dialed for Sevilla. He emerged in a sunlit room. ” he wondered, blinking. The transfer booth must have blown its zap. In Sevilla there should have been no sunlight. Louis Wu turned to dial again, then turned back and stared.
The odds shift wrong and you’re out of the game, like the dinosaurs. ” “So I picked a bad metaphor. The point is—“ “Yes,” the kzin rumbled. He had a voice to shake walls when he chose to use it. “The point is that we will accept whom Nessus chooses. You own the ship, Nessus. ” Teela stood up. The silver netting flashed like real metal across her blue skin; her hair floated flaming in the draft from the air conditioner. “This whole thing is ridiculous. I’m not going anywhere. ” “Pick someone else, Nessus.
Obviously not, if you would fight a kzin barehanded. But the Patriarch judges me useless for any other purpose. My intelligence is low, my health is bad, my coordination terrible. ” Louis sipped at his drink and wished for someone to change the subject. He found the humble kzin embarrassing. “Let us eat,” said the one called Speaker-To-Animals. ” “Not at all. Our crew is not yet complete. My colleagues will call me when they have located a qualified fourth crewman. ” Speaker-To-Animals said one thing more before he turned back to his table.