Saviors of the Galaxy: In the Beginning by Michael E. Walston
Approx. 25,290 words.
Published on November 24, 2011.
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The galactic computer network is ancient. The elder races that built it are extinct. The civilizations using it for commerce and translation don't know all its secrets. But one lone human has outfitted a trading ship with technologies from its archives, and he roams beyond anywhere humans have previously traveled. Stumbling on a dire threat to the Galaxy's community of cultures, he must fight it!