Destination Void by Frank Herbert
Price: $4.99 USD. 77410 words.
Published by WordFire Press on June 12, 2011. .
The starship Earthling, carrying thousands of hybernating colonists to a new world, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship’s three Organic Mental Cores (disembodied human brains that control the vessel’s functions) go insane. A skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: create an artificial consciousness which could guide them to their destination or destroy them.