“Victory was never sweet; it was merely a relief.”
“His emotions were all sharp edges and angry corners.”
Good feel of shipboard operations. Decimal time reminds the reader of the otherness of this era.
“Only when he got back to the edge of death did he feel alive.”
Quibbles: Like most faster-than-light or near light speed space writers, Doty forgets the impact of time dilation. It would next to impossible to synchronize so many actors and movements. “The best laid plans” can’t be synchronized. Twice uses “auspiciously” when he means “ostensibly.”
“For them it’s over. For us it goes on.”