What would you give up to obtain those freedoms? And would you give up your own life in order to give others the gift of freedom?
This story is a sort-of sequel to the events in The Last Asteroid. You may already have spotted this!
I have also started work on a sequel to this story, entitled Time Out of Place.
The name of the ship-cum-iceball in this story is not a coincidence!
Remarkably, despite the slow but ultimately complete destruction and eventual sinking of the Endurance itself, the entire crew were rescued safely months later.
This story has a different combination of ship and ice, but the parallels are interesting nonetheless.