Thought provoking and simply great Science Fiction…
Voyager is caught in orbit over a planet where time on the planet is running faster than Voyager time.
This means that the "Sky Ship" (Voyager) is a part of the planet's overall development. It's part of its history and culture. It's part of its myth and legend. It propels the inhabitants to reach out into space. At first, only to learn more about the "Sky Ship." The time element is handled well without being overly intrusive. In fact, it continues to add the suspense. Eventually, the society advances to understand Voyager's dilemma and to affect a rescue.
This is a great story. It's well paced and extremely satisfactory in its resolution.