The Real Story & Forbidden Knowledge: The Gap Sequence: 1: The Gap Sequence: v. 1 (Gap Into 1 & 2)
by Stephen Donaldson
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575083349
Date: 11 September 2008 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
"In the far future, gap drives faster-than-light deep space travel, but sometimes this afflicts some with irreparable brain damage. A Zone Implant can turn such a person into a zombie, to protect his shipmates, but it's highly illegal. Ensign Morn Hyland works for the United Mining Company, which is in charge of law enforcement throughout known space. She lives aboard a police ship, together with most of her family; their job is to chase down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak, or smuggle goods into forbidden space. Her life is nothing out of the ordinary - until she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso. All of a sudden, the young, strong, beautiful police officer appears to be falling in love - well, lust at least - with the murdering pirate, or so it appears to the folk at the space station's bar. But the real story was quite different . . ."