Howard L Myers' "Lost Calling" (as by Verge Foray): (short story, humor, free): Making of the ultimate diplomat
Sometimes hilarious story of a young genius of a politician - only without ambitions of an office.
Story summary.Dalton Mirni was picked up by a spaceship, found drifting alone at the edge of human settled worlds. He's in early twenties, was the sole survivor of a mishap in that area when he was 4, & has been raised & trained by super-advanced alien teachers. Only trouble is: he doesn't remember the subject of his training!
But he's just too good at solving very complex human problems...
Fact sheet.First published: Analog, September 1967.
Download full text from Baen CD: 3 pages beginning here.
Listed among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.
Related: Stories of Howard L Myers (as by Verge Foray).