Anna Smith was lucky. She got accepted as a deckhand second class in the Voleryís Civilian Conservation Corps even though she hadnít officially qualified. (Her test scores were a single point too low.) Anna suspected her boyfriend engineered a clerical error or pulled in a favor to get her name on the roster, and she knew better than to ask too many questions.
When it was time to leave Earth, Anna rode the shuttle transport to the Volery, and then she sank obediently into the deep freeze.
It was going to be a long trip, and luck had run out.