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.
Lou Antonelli is a modern speculative fiction author with classic sensibilities, honed by a long career as a newspaperman. His short story “Great White Ship” was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award. He’s had 81 short stories published since 2003.