In this third novella in the "Embarkment 2577" series, Alex thinks that nothing more could possibly stand between her and the peaceful and secluded life she covets. There aren't any aliens standing in line to meet her, no vengeful humans sneaking up on her, and no black holes anywhere in sight. She has found a home and a family and nothing more could possibly go wrong. Right?
has to do before curling up in the sofa is to escort an unexpected visitor to
the guest quarters until the Captain has the time to meet the newcomer.