The first interstellar probe in human history has a mind of its own—or rather, four of them. A short science fiction story of the very near future.
The Nike and other Fleet units are convoying a small fleet of civilian ships to Cancri system. When one of their number goes up like a flashbulb, it quickly becomes clear that the enemy has developed some new and very stealthy little ships. The civilian vessels can run and scatter, but flagship Nike's duty is clear. The one thing they will not do is turn their backs. A short story.
Under Your Skin is a collection of short fiction. Nineteen of the edgiest stories from Louis Shalako.