The story continues:
The book blurb for the Zaftan Troubles is: An alien mining ship discovers a planet loaded with rare earth minerals. The aliens, known as zaftans, plan to fill their ship with the mined minerals. Unfortunately, the planet is inhabited by intelligent beings: humans, dwarfs, elves, halflings and other fantasy races.
But what could possibly go wrong with a simple mining operation on a planet with primitive natives?
For Book 5, the book blurb reads: Three hundred years later: Sam is an new type android, one with an organic brain. Assigned as an ensign on a Gundie battle cruiser, she is disturbed to realize she can experience emotions. Her primary emotion is loneliness until Slash 9, the ship’s main computer, befriends her. Can an android and a computer experience love? How about marriage and sex? While battling a zaftan fleet?