Hey All Open request for feedback on my query. Critique, nit-pick, send to the vomitorium! Even just a yes/no to the usual read pages? question... Artificial Intelligence was supposed to be impossible, but that’s scant comfort for Gem Sveto. Gem’s biggest worry in life is avoiding placing last in his exams while actively speaking out against the (absurd) galactic cold war. When the Navy arrests him for hacking and treason, he’s more confused than worried. After all, he knows he’s innocent. Interred in a military shuttle, it must be the worst possible time to start hearing voices. Disturbingly, Gem discovers it’s coming from one of his internal sub-routines. It appears to be intelligent, and proves the point by slinging the shuttle half way across the galaxy, breaking a few laws of physics along the way. He finds himself in enemy territory where he’s captured by Packu, the jovial captain of a decrepit dreadnaught. Appearing out of nowhere raises questions. If Packu figures out the answers Gem’s certain he’ll be sequestered for medical experiments. His only hope lies in persuading Packu to help, but that means working with the AI.