Chapter One: Captain Israel Daniel DickensonThe Sloop-of-War Enterprise"In every revolution, there's one man with a vision...."
Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek
Diane knows a little more than most of her colleagues about ships and the rigors of command. In addition to being an accomplished author of science fiction and historical fiction, she is also a seafaring type, preferring older vessels. In fact, Diane braved the lash of early winter, crewing aboard the 1893 Schooner Lettie G. Howard
and arriving at New York City's docks. She stopped rigging and cooking just...