“Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are sent to evacuate the Omega sector frontier colony Vesbius—a pioneer settlement that is on the brink of an extinction-level event threatening not only all of the colonists, but biological products that are vital to Starfleet. However, rescue efforts are being thwarted by the colonists themselves, who refuse to abandon Vesbius, claiming that their lives depend upon staying, while giving no reason why. It is after these irrational decisions that First Officer Spock makes a radical suggestion: Perhaps an unexpected ally could aid the colony and help complete the mission.”
Daniel is a science fiction writer and the author of Guardian of Night, Metaplanetary, Superluminal, and such short stories as “A Dry, Quiet War.” Also an editor at Baen Books, he’s had numerous stories in Year’s Best anthologies, one of which, “Life on the Moon,” won the Asimov's Reader's Poll Award for that year’s best story and was nominated for a Hugo Award.
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