Blake Starwater is captain of the Starship Perilous. Traveling along with him are the frisky Felioness, Kitty, and the cynical robot, OMBot. Together they soar between the numerous Known Worlds, taking on the jobs that other space crews won't do. The risky jobs. The dangerous jobs. The sometimes less-than-legal jobs.
After being contacted by an Aran -- a race of beings known as "eight-leggers" -- the crew of the Perilous travels to a planet that is home to one of the Known World's largest volcanoes, to the ruined science orbital floating overhead. Their mission is to discover whether the Aran's progeny have survived the catastrophic blast, and if so, to return with them.
Will the job be a breeze, or will the crew find themselves in yet another sticky situation?
Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous: Adventure #1.
Approximately 9000 words.