Tuesday, July 13, 2010

E M Hull's "Abdication" (short story, free): A rich man manipulates another rich man

Illustration accompanying the original appearance in Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1943, of short story Abdication by E M Hull
Somewhat filmy story.

Story summary.

Two very well known & rich frontiers-men - Jim Rand & the mysterious Artur Blord. Both have made their money at the edge of galaxy, exploiting virgin worlds.

Now Jim has had enough & is going back to earth to retire. But Blord has other plans for him...

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, April 1943.
Download full text as part of the scans of Astounding issue where it originally appeared.
Note: Some of the pages comprising the linked copy have smeared scan text - not unreadable, but irritating.
Rating: B.
Among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.