Interplanetary Thrive by Ginger Booth (Thrive Space Colony Adventures Book 3)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB |405 kb
Interplanetary Thrive: Five months there. Five months back.
And seven months waiting for the planets to align. In a tiny ship never meant for deep space.
Denali is one hell of a trip.
But the leading mind in nanite medicine is stranded there. Captain Sass Collier wants him back, to cure failure to thrive syndrome in her own colony.
Each of the crew has a motive to embrace the risk. The lucky ones wish for adventure. Adventure is assured.
But Denali holds another prize beyond their wildest dreams.
Can Sass hold her fractious crew together, get the goods, and meet her launch window home?
“Then all of a sudden, the Thrive dodged and spun on its axis. A threat approached from below, and the AI had to spin the ship to bring the guns to bear. But the rotation overshot, and the guns missed.
Abel and Ben jumped in to override, Abel to get the ship to stop turning, and Ben to clobber a pair of rocks no matter what the ship was doing.
“What the hell?” Copeland demanded.
“Gun maneuvers,” Sass explained. “Alright down there?” Copeland stood watch by the main cargo door at the engineering control panel, a freestanding podium.
“Not entirely,” he grumbled.
The ship spun again, and again over-corrected. This time Sass swayed on her feet a good ten inches. Her brain didn’t cough up the 25 cm translation before they rotated again at the AI’s instigation, and again at Abel’s counter-adjust. Ben laid on with one gun and the joystick nonstop trying to continue firing at a moving target, from a rotating platform.
“Shut down the AI?” Sass suggested.
Ben continued firing, but he was better at queuing unwelcome questions than Copeland. He remembered to answer them when he had a moment. “Not yet.”