Six novels have been announced as finalists for the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates—only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew—and survive long enough to enjoy it.
Kristine Smith is the award-winning author of the Jani Kilian science fiction series and a number of short stories. She has also written the supernatural thrillers Gideon and Jericho under the name Alex Gordon.