The da Vinci’s latest mission involves bringing precious cargo to the Mu Arae system: an entire world that, through a miraculous feat of engineering, has been stored in a small, pyramid-shaped box. Unfortunately, a hostile species wants the pyramid — and its amazing technology — for itself, and won’t hesitate to go through the da Vinci to get it.
To make matters worse, the caretaker of the world is in critical condition in sickbay. The S.C.E. must figure out the secret of the planet-in-a-box before it’s destroyed!
"Small World…is an unexpectedly gentle story, a story about hope."
"The story told in Small World does offer excitement and tension, just as you would expect from a Star Trek tale, but the action isn't the focus of the story. The focus is on the characters and the motivations for their actions. … [The Silgov] initially generate feelings of contempt, but as the rich prose unfolds you become aware of the desperation that has driven [them] to behave as they do."
"…interesting and thought-provoking…a very entertaining read."