Interstitial - Ann Somerville Interstitial is a fast-paced, engaging story that gripped me right from the first page. Seb, captain of a sentient cargo ship, is still grieving over the end of his 10-year marriage to Kurt. Jason North is a pilot who cares deeply for Seb, but finds out he is not yet ready for a relationship. Jatila Kan is an engineer who loves North and learns he is in love with another man. These three people are stuck together for three weeks attempting to sort out their differences when they learn that deadly aliens have boarded their ship. Fighting them will take all the strength and courage they can muster. This was a fun story with very creepy aliens, complex characters with serious relationship issues, and an interplanetary space jaunt filled with lots of action and surprises.I love space operas with a touch of romance. Interstitial brought back some fond memories of the relationships in Sharon Lee's [b:Pilots Choice|288772|Pilots Choice (Liaden Universe, #4-5)|Sharon Lee||1644936], the world-building and drama in C.J. Cherryh's [b:Downbelow Station|57045|Downbelow Station (Company Wars, #1)|C.J. Cherryh||55573], and the crab-things in Jack McDevitt's [b:The Engines of God|337048|The Engines of God (The Academy, #1)|Jack McDevitt||1270248]. Highly recommended!Also reviewed at Hearts on Fire Reviews