By Robert Sheckley
This time the people are taking the offensive! Stan Myakovsky is a once-famous scientist fallen on demanding occasions. Now he dodges spaceship repo males and desires of the marketability of his cybernetic ant. Then a girl named Julie Lish walks into his lifestyles. She is gorgeous, mysterious, and completely amoral. She is usually expert within the arts of thievery and Oriental self-defense. What's extra, she has a plan so outrageous there will be one likelihood in one million to tug it off.
Together Stan and Julie develop into the main not going pair of pirates within the universe. With a hijacked spaceship and a staff of hardcase misfits, they're trying to find the final word pot of gold on the finish of a bloody intergalactic rainbow: royal jelly from an alien hive. the one challenge is that the fortune lies at the universe's such a lot godforsaken planet. And when they get their fingers on it, the'll need to struggle their well beyond the extraterrestrial beings to get off the planet alive.
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Dr. " "And I am Julie Lish," Julie said, holding out her hand. Gill hesitated, then shook Julie's hand. " "Yes," Gill said. " The guards saluted and moved back against a wall. " Gill asked. Hoban looked unsure of himself, but his voice was firm enough as he answered, "Mr. " "They had no right to relieve me of command," Hoban said. " "Perhaps you have that right, sir. I wouldn't know. " Hoban looked confused. Stan put in, "We are going to appeal that ruling. " "I sincerely hope so, sir. But in the meantime—" "In the meantime," Hoban interrupted, showing a firmness that Stan had not been sure he possessed, "things return to where they were before.
But it was policy on most ships to put the crew into hypersleep for anything longer than a week. For one thing, it saved on food and water—critical things on a spaceship. For another, it kept the men out of mischief. There was little to do on the outward leg of a deep-space voyage. The ship shuttled noiselessly through space, and time seemed to flow like invisible treacle. Stan was pleased that there was no crew to contend with at the moment. He was somewhat less pleased that Captain Hoban had elected to take the hypersleep with his men.
Myakovsky," the guard said. "I've got all the volunteers in a holding tank just behind this room. There are twenty of them. " "It's fine," Stan said. "I'd like you to meet Miss Lish, my associate, and Thomas Hoban, my captain. " "As you know," the guard said, "we have already made the preselection for you, giving you the top-twenty men on our Alpha List. You may reject any of them, and you do not have to give a reason. " Stan nodded. The guard pressed a button. A panel slid up smoothly in the steel wall.