Javier lives quite happily on his long-range scout. Alone. Away from everyone, with his chickens, his fruit trees, and Suvi, an artificial intelligence who keeps him company and runs the ship. When space pirates attack Javier's ship, they get much more than they bargained for. Much more. Join Javier Aritza, a sarcastic and quirky hero, in "The Science Officer", a fast-paced, adventurous science fiction novella. The first story in "The Science Officer" series. Part of the Alexandria Station universe.