You’ve struck a solid note with this introductory story to the adventures of the Tesseract
. You’ve presented compelling characters, a new and untried super-ship, and the promising adventure that awaits them… who could ask for more?
I’m liking the crew’s interpersonal dynamics so far. Icheb was a unique choice for XO, and with his unspecified troubled history with O’Connor, this hints at further trouble on the horizon.
I’m looking forward to learning more about the crew, most especially Captain Oyugo and the man-eating chief medical officer.
Ditto to all of that. Especially the "man-eating" CMO. I appreciate her flagrant carnal forthrightness.
Also, I like the name "Tesseract"--my mind buzzes with the prospect of hypercubes and the nifty theoretical stuff that attends.