Genres: Science Fiction
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From the author of "The Circuit Series" and "Titanborn" comes a science fiction short story taking place in the "Titanborn" universe.
Synopsis: After twenty five years serving as the lone human Monitor of the Interstellar Ark, Hermes, Orion is scheduled to be placed back in his hibernation chamber with the other members of the crew. Knowing that he will die there and be replaced before the ship’s voyage is over, he decides that he won’t accept that fate. Whatever it takes he will escape Hermes and see space again, even if it means defying the regulations of his only friend -- the ship-wide artificial intelligence known as Dan.
This is a short story about a caretaker of an ARK ship who is the only one awake to help maintain the ship under direction of the ship’s AI. It is almost time for Orion to go back to sleep and he has some major reservations about that. It is a great story, and it really puts you in his place. I really enjoyed it and my only complaint is that it wasn’t longer.