Pilot (short story)

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Pilot is the title of a short story in science fiction author Stephen Baxter's Xeelee Sequence. Sixth in the anthology Vacuum Diagrams, it is a revision of a story first published as a chapbook by Novacon in 1993.

Set in A.D. 4874, "Pilot" relates the forced settlement of space pilots on the centaur Chiron and their use of their grounded ships' drives to escape the gravitational pull of the solar system.

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