This collection of short stories is based on exhilarating personal logs recorded by the starcruiser Galaxy's valiant crew, including: "Trip to Proteus" - When a crewmember forms a lively bond with strangers on a space station, his new friends bring a few unwelcome surprises back to the Galaxy.
"No Access" - A security system mishap locks the crew out of their own ship, and suspicious "clients" attempt to neutralize the objects of their paranoid skepticisms.
"Racing Libido" - The overactive libido of a crewmember forces the Galaxy to employ a unique strategy while participating in the famous Grali'k Nebulae Race.
"Hit and Run" - When the crew is framed for a crime they didn't commit, they must find a way to overcome ambitious law enforcement officers and clear their names.
"Captive Sentience" - Sentient androids are enslaved by a ruthless cartel, and it's up to the crew of the Galaxy to free them without sacrificing the potential profits from a lucrative mission.
"Explosive Fanaticism" - The crew is forced to choose either a healthy payday or rescuing a miner under attack by their overzealous employer. "Backstabbing Doppelganger" - A seemingly humble merchant uses Captain Mintax's DNA for purposes other than payment account verification.
"Double Date" - A night out on the town for two crewmembers turns into an opportunity for their dates to enjoy much more than their pleasant company.
"Hot Girl" - Attracting someone special at a club proves to be a monumental challenge for a crewmember when an aggressive competitor has a significant advantage.
"Hack Off" - The infamous Hackers group invites a crewmember to participate in an annual Cyber Intrusion Contest with potentially deadly consequences.
"Slimeball Merchant" - The lustful desires of a corrupt merchant threatens to transform a leisurely shopping trip for one crewmember into her last.
©2014 Rod Spurgeon (P)2014 Rod Spurgeon
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