Dear fans, one week has passed since the last episode - so it is time for the next chapter: 3. The Value of Life This time it is a drama with a strong focus on the people in the fleet. The Cylons are back as the relentless, merciless killers known from the pilot episode, "Saga of a Star World". Searching for the humans who have destroyed their base on Ketma II (as seen in "1. The Present of the Gods" / to be published later) they raid one system after another. They encounter a new humanoid species on the peaceful world of Harkaria and follow their prime directive: Extermination. Galactica intervenes and saves several thousands of survivors. Now they are refugees helping refugees. Naturally such a role leads to conflicts. The most important issue after first aid is living space. Not everyone in the fleet is willing to help out. Starbuck meets a young girl who has lost her parents during the attack. Since he has experienced a similar fate he decides to take care of her - and to quit as a Viper pilot! This story was composed of three individual stories which have been written independently. When I saw that these three episodes did not have enough weight to stand for themselves (they had been fairly short and had dragged out the journey over several weeks) I chose to melt them into one, which I liked. The title suggests what it is all about: "The Value of Life". This is not a question on life in general but on life of an individual. This story differs from previous ones because all the small battles (Apollo's affair, Boomer's friendship and Starbuck's mission) are lost whereas the big one is won (salvation of the Harkarian people). This serves to make the reader think about what really matters in life. Should you give up your own to serve a greater good like Nisa does, should you enjoy life at all costs, no matter the consequences (Sondra), or should you try to do the best you can, even if you have to realize that your success does not last forever (Starbuck). Well, just think about it and answer the questions to yourself. Happy reading!