Chapter 1 The Captain Eats Crow
Chapter 2 How Robbin Nikalishin Got His Name
Chapter 3 The Captain Receives an Unexpected Assignment
Chapter 4 School Days at Epping Academy
Chapter 5 The Captain Takes Command of the Red Planet
We revert now to the usual alternating flash-forward/flash-back format. Ch. 9 follows Ch. 7. We see the Captain as he takes command of an antiquated ore freighter, where a different style of command is in order. This is a quite short chapter, especially when compared with the previous one, which required dividing into two posts. That's one of the problems I have with this book -- inconsistent chapter lengths.