The Lincphin Part 1: The Human Condition
by J.G. Contor
The Linchpin is the start of a story in which Tech Sergeant Harlin comes face to face with a challenge to humanity's existence and the threat of destruction. Humans are the invading force in the galaxy; they must change or destroy themselves. Harlin is a first hand witness of the ruthless nature of his species, but as a human he doesn't see or question the actions which affect worlds.