The Brane of the Space Pirates
by D.L. Morrese
When the spaceship Brane Child emerges from skip-space near an unfamiliar space station, Lisa Chang thinks she and her crew may have finally found their way home. That is until the station's weapons turn toward them, and a man dressed like a pirate appears on their view screen and demands their surrender. Lost, unarmed, and with nowhere to run, it's not as if she has much choice. Not yet, anyway.