Free Space Part 5
The somewhat dysfunctional crew of the semi-sentient spaceship--the Hairy Usumgallu--find adventure, magic, and mayhem [mostly of their own making] in an unexpectedly desolate universe.
After epochs of conflict, all of Pangaea's species were finally at peace as humanity reemerged, creating a stable hybrid genome. Unity bred discovery, then curiosity. Collectively, they decided to embark on the greatest undertaking they had ever known: the exploration of the universe. Unfortunately, they were not alone. Now, on the run in a seemingly dying universe, what remains of a once-proud people are slowly going extinct.