Dollar Fiction: Ice Pirates #1
Captain Roberto Inez, commander of the TCS Sirius, is on a routine escort of the TCS Andromeda, a cargo ship full of Independent Cybernetic Entities, a.k.a. "ice", when a pirate warship appears on an intercept course. The Terran Coalition has done their best to stamp out the vermin that prey on the weak, the unwary, and the unarmed. Captain Inez is so sure of his ship's superiority over any vessels the ragtag pirates can patch together that he allows the enemy to approach far closer than normal. Just as Jacob, the Sirius' AI, is told to fire upon the incoming threat, Jacob announces that he is no longer in control of the Sirius, an impossible scenario, considering no AI in history has ever been hacked.