They’re sending another convict fleet to Unity colony! I could hardly believe it, but the ships were there, on tonight’s newscast, three of them – Siren, Sprite and Sphinx. You could see the shuttles zipping back and forth in the loading bays and the stars wheeling behind. According to the newscaster, it’s almost entirely prisoners and military personnel, but there will be a small group of scientists.
I can hardly breathe, my hands are shaking. I wonder if— No, no, it’s stupid.
But I have a doctorate in xeno-botany and another in biochemistry. No one can say I’m wouldn’t be useful on a largely unexplored world like Solitaire. Have to get more information.
Oh god, escape!