Trent Roman wrote:
I'm curious... where the other ships are named according to their specialty (science, medicine, agriculture), why is an apparent engineering/porter vessel named for a warrior?
That's a good question. And the name is there for a reason. I can't promise my original intention there will be fulfilled as I'm not sure how the series is going to develop with other authors, but it was done intentionally on my part.
As to the western emphasis, Marco and I discussed it and he actually told me he was going to revisit all of the names with the question you've raised in mind. As the book was released with my original names intact, I can only assume he decided this was okay. You make a fair point. Just not the way it turned out this time.