Very solid story. Enjoyable up until the end, at which time the author does a mediocre job of closing things down.
A space crew is faced with loss of their power supply. Pirates and other calamities follow.
Quite contrary to the previous reviewer, I found this story neither sexist nor crude. The female character that receives so much negative attention in the story could have just as easily have been male, and little of the story would be changed. As for crude, I have a hard time seeing much in the way of that, either.
This is just a so-so story with melodramatic characters typical of the era in which it was written. The sci-fi is light, but the storyline does rely on it. Mostly, this is just a story about a group of people annoyed with their overly zealous leader, and their plot to get rid of her. Nothing very exciting at all.
The previous reviewers pretty much nailed it. Incredibly wordy - I skipped much of the descriptive prose. Melodramatic characters. Lots of false spiritualism, and the author makes much of explaining ancient Irish mythology. The story just barely rates three stars, and be prepared to be let down at the disappointing ending.
I simply didn\'t find this story very entertaining. The characters are cardboard, the plot is not very imaginative, and the technology is shaky. Worth a read, but don\'t set your expectations too high.