Voyage 13 — A science fiction novel by Ray Cummings.
Voyage 13 tells of the politics and death that walked the corridors of the spaceship WANDERER.
Alan Blair and his beautiful fiancée Dora are brought to the future by the lecherous Groat. He cures her blindness and then proposes to start a new race with Dora.
I saw her presently as she came up the little incline—a small, pale-blonde girl, with a young man beside her. Both wore the long cloak-drapes characteristic of the upper caste of the Venus Free State. The girl’s drape was pale blue. As she boarded us, the incline tube-lights glared on her face. It was a face of delicate, exquisite beauty—lilylike—with the creamy complexion characteristic of the Venus nobility.
I was not unduly impressionable to feminine beauty. Certainly in my capacity as Assistant Navigator of the Wanderer I had seen girls of scores of races and on many planets. But here was something that quickened my pulse — an ethereal beauty, a purity, and a sort of helplessness. At the top of the incline she stopped suddenly. Her young man companion had turned away momentarily. She spoke to him, and he quickly took her arm.