A Thunder of Stars Author:Dan Morgan, John Kippax It takes very special people to travel the darks of space - especially when this is a way of life rather than a one-time trip. — After all, there were many colony ships travelling slowly to their destinations - but their destinations had already been explored and pronounced safe by the patrols of the Space Corps. And the established colonies wo... more »uld continue to be protected by the thinly spread starships manned by a comparative handful of men and women. A handful because they needed to be very specially qualified.
They had to be supremely humanitarian. And they had to be able to kill.
In other words, they had to play God, and the worlds hated them for it.« less