U.S.S. Humanity by Nathanial Covell
Approx. 16,360 words.
Published on April 14, 2013.
Outcast for protecting lives, a highly skilled, disillusioned 6-person crew embarks on a 6-year corporate deep-space mission, but together emerges as an uncompromising human force when confronted by greedy syndicates and aliens in the lawlessness of space.