"U.S.S. Lincoln to
Arch-Merchant has dropped out of warp again. Let's circle back on impulse and see what's broken this time."
Second Mate Wayne "Pappy" Omthon muttered a curse and shut down the Vulpecula's
warp drive. The freighter shuddered and the lights on the cramped bridge flickered as it shifted to impulse.
Pappy turned the command chair to face the sensor console and get a fix on the Arch-Merchant,
wincing at the chair's squeak. He'd get it oiled as soon as he had time.
The image on the screen was fuzzy, so Pappy slapped it with the flat of his...