Off Course by Doug Farren
Price: $3.99 USD. 58420 words.
Published on June 24, 2012. Fiction.
The interstellar freighter Star-Pulse is thrown far off course when it encounters a rare disturbance in hyperspace. Stranded hundreds of light-years from home, the Captain must not only overcome a common phobia he must also convince the indigenous population of the star system they have found themselves in that his ship is not a scout from a hostile civilization.