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An introduction to The Ghost of Glow-Worm Alpha, a novel by Sandi Cayless. Gliese 876d Station Alpha is a vast hollow world of twin rotating cylinders that orbits a barren planet. Law Enforcement Officer Erris Fermion has two mysteries on hand – find the Ghost that stalks Grey Seven and that may have caused the deaths of two people, including Fermion’s predecessor, and halt a weapons-running operation. Hindered rather than helped by the annoying Sub-Commander Airecloud, the inept Captain Gracilisk and the hostile Senior Lieutenant Dubnium, Fermion has to rely on his own intuition, technology in the shape of his personal thought-rec and the assistance of Alpha’s Security Chief and its Chief Medic – whose expert but questionable surgical intrusion appears to have cured his inner ear imbalance but left him with more than food for thought... The two deaths are traced to deliberate infection with new variants of virulent microbes, the dead security officer is found to be more than he should be and evidence begins to point to the involvement of a local company. Fermion is also coming to the conclusion that the Ghost is not linked to the deaths or a crime-wave that is sweeping lower Grey and Green levels – but someone or some people are using the rumour of it as a cover for more sinister activity. he also begins to realise that he begins to realise that this so-called Ghost has its own agenda that is linked to the troubles of the station...