Far Reaches

The mapping of the cosmos is a tedious thing. Modern ships are equipped with a variety of methods with which to dispel the tedium, but even so, the majority of waking time is spent in solitude and silence, with little to distract from the immeasurable bleakness of interstellar space. I choose to spend most of my travels asleep. Not from necessity, as advancements in human longevity continue to advance long after we perfected the science of cryogenics. My preference for sleep is due rather to the unsettling thought of spending quiet centuries alone while traversing the dark and empty space between the stars. The human mind was never meant to endure such isolation.…

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