The Convoy - The Legend of the Future
Publisher: Royal Hawaiian Press
When the convoy takes off, the crews of the spacecraft flotilla learn that they are in fact being sent beyond the boundaries of the solar system, to a planet discovered relatively recently, and equipped with its own little sun. They have to spend almost two years traveling instead of the month previously planned.
Initially, people are doing well, but as time goes on, frustration and unbelief in the mission's success increases. Captain Kirk Willner must fight not only objective difficulties, but unrest among five convoy ship's crews separated from each other, as well as suddenly emerging saboteurs who want to prevent the ship's arrival at their destination.
Trapped in cramped spaces, people are helped by androids. AIs are not emotional, are resistant to extreme external conditions and, what is very important, are able to make decisions on their own.