OUT NOW! Silver in the Second Temple by Kevin Bryant
Set in the All Cats Are Beautiful universe.
The Firmament Foundation has numerous vessels in deep space, but only one is on a secret quest to discover the divine. As the Droste nears its ultimate destination, things start going wrong. Very wrong.
Dr. Silver Ballard, a neurotic gay Jewish mess with zero astronaut training, finds himself in the unenviable position of deciding the fate of the mission. Can it be saved? Should it be saved? And if the gods of old are all powerful, does he really have a choice?