This story is in my book "Tips for Tailoring Spacetime Fabric Vol. 1" which is now available at Author House -- Amazon -- Barnes and Noble and other fine book sellers, search for "Roger Bourke White Jr."

The Colonists

by Roger Bourke White Jr., copyright 2010

When real interstellar space commerce happens, the trips will take a long time, and the ships will be city-sized. And the cargo moved from star system to star system must be very valuable—no one is going to find it profitable to move iron ore from Alpha Centauri to Sol.

One of the valuable cargos will be highly trainable, highly adaptable humans.

This is the story of a starship getting ready to add some cargo, but there is a twist.