The main character in Rime is a man who is put in an impossible position when the ship he is on appears to come under attack by alien life forms, and he takes action to protect the ship full of humans in cryosleep… with disastrous results. He has to deal with the loss of his love, and everyone on board, while being called to answer for his actions in a most interesting way.
While I enjoyed this short read, I recently read a novel in the Alien universe by Tim Lebbon, and perhaps reading this novella so soon after finishing that spoiled it a bit for me. There were some similar ideas explored in both around how much trust we put in the machines we build, and in the humans we set to take care of us.
I received a review copy from NetGalley.