Whisper to me by Maurice Sketchley
Approx. 34,790 words.
Published on March 14, 2013.
Set in the near future, planet Earth is dying and the imminent environmental crisis prompts mankind to look to the stars for a new world to colonise. The Hypatia missions are pathfinders, performing reconnaissance of potential homes for mankind. This is the story of Hypatia IV and its crew, dispatched to an exoplanet in the Vega system. . .