In one universe, humanity reached for the stars and conquered them.
All Amelia ever did when she joined him for lunch, which wasn't often, was lecture him about eating more healthily. If she were truly worried about his health, she would have helped him get out of the diplomacy business since the life expectancy of the average diplomat was comparable to an obese, alcoholic smoker with a love of orbital skydiving.
The space station had weapons and shields, but it was mostly protected by its legal status as a diplomatic space station. Anyone who attacked it would be subjected to a bureaucratic nightmare the likes of which most races could not even begin to imagine. It was also a tremendously bad idea to attack a space station housing diplomats from dozens of races, many of whom were itching to declare war on somebody.
Jake was already thinking about what he was going to say to the pretty redhead walking his way.
In one universe, humanity conquers the stars. In another universe, humanity is overrun by monsters so evil that their very presence dims the light of the stars. In yet another universe, humanity is drawn into an endless battle for dominion over the galaxy.
This is not one of those universes.
In this universe, humanity is in charge of the Galactic Peace Committee. In theory, the Committee is an unmatched force for good, bringing peace and prosperity to countless worlds and ensuring that conflicts between different races are settled with words and not planet-cracking weaponry or super plagues designed to turn everyone into goo.
Jake Smith is a diplomat. He works for the Committee. This is his story – and it goes about as well as you’d expect. In other words, it doesn’t go very well at all. Can Jake survive petty aliens? Sure. He’s a diplomat. It’s all part of the job. What about angry aliens? Probably. He does have a killer robot for a secretary, and he’s not bad with a shock staff. How about a fleet of aliens out for blood? That… that might be a little bit trickier.
The Galactic Peace Committee… keeping peace (sort of) throughout the galaxy. [retrieved 11/22/2016 from Amazon.com]