What has gone before . . .
In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September, 2020), the starship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few survivors (four crew, all Doltan) and three passengers (one Doltan, two Vol'taki) are:
—LARROK, the lone engineer, reluctantly replacing the ship's deceased captain.
—BOLBON, navigator and computer/math expert.
—TELJOD, ship's cook.
—VIRTOF, personal trainer.
—WANDUK, passenger; retired Doltan historian; student of archived human broadcasts.
—MOR'B'FREY, passenger; Vol'taki musician returning . . .