Sliding Void (Book 1 of the Sliding Void science fiction series) by Stephen Hunt
Approx. 31,930 words.
Published on July 22, 2012.
Captain Lana Fiveworlds has a hell of a lot of problems. She's sliding void in an ageing seven-hundred-year-old space ship, scrabbling around the edges of civilised space trying to find a cargo lucrative enough to pay her bills without proving so risky that it'll kill her.