SPACESHIP LYRA LOGS
by Linda Rigsbee
These are the expeditions of Spaceship Lyra; dedicated to assisting friend or foe - on planets or in space. No assignment is too small or too large for their crew.
Supreme commander Donte is a mascot - a human genetically altered with animal genes. Mascots were originally designed to protect and guide the colonists on a new planet, so they are the ideal crew for a research and rescue spaceship. They have attributes that no other human has, and they could live 350 to 400 years - assuming they survive their next assignment.
Oriel is sending an expedition team to planet Opus in preparation for colonization. Dr. Oriana invites Donte to scout for them and, since he and Rianne are no longer together, he accepts. Captain Pacilio's granddaughter is on the team and her rebellious actions wind up getting them both trapped in an underground chamber. Everyone believes they have drowned, but Purlieu isn't ready to give up.
Research and rescue spaceship Lyra responds to a distress signal from planet Arcane and discovers a planet in dire need of assistance. As Supreme Commander, Donte is willing to risk his life to assist, but he has no idea what it will cost all of them.
A futile rebellion turns deadly for the Lyra crew in this episode of the Spaceship Lyra Logs. What is causing the disappearance of miners and troops, and is assisting an uncooperative general worth the risk?
A tiny organism does what no one else has been able to do. It backs Donte into a corner and puts him on his knees. Donte cannot rely on his supernatural skills. He must rely on his crew and learn to resolve problems without superpowers.