Murphy's Loss by J. Reid Beckett
Approx. 3,700 words.
Published on November 25, 2012 by
Float Street Press.
When Amanda Murphy accepted the command of a new spaceship that would test Earth’s revolutionary new propulsion system, she didn’t bother to ask why she was selected over veterans with more rank and seniority. Until, that is, she learned that her new command would be totally under the control of a computer. The ship moves too fast for human control. So what happens if something goes wrong?