Chapters 4 and 5 have now been uploaded: The new crew have been added to the ship (with a few teething problems), the problems and puzzles continue to mount up, and some of the back-stories of Andy and Pale are revealed.
Chapter 6 is half finished.
I think I’ve decided to use the name ‘slate’ to refer to a hand computer (this will be retro-fitted into the existing manuscript at some point). ‘Hand computer’ always seemed clunky and ‘tablet’ is already in use. ‘Pad’ is too Star Trek and nothing else seemed right.
I had a negative observation about a humorous moment early on (chapter one) that had contemporary references. But I think I’ll leave it in as it ties up neatly with something planned for chapter 7.