Monday, October 10, 2011

Jack Vance's "Sjambak" (short story, free)

Illustration by Virgil Finlay accompanying the original publication of short story Sjambak by Jack Vance in If magazine. Image shows the curious view of humans aboard spaceship approaching an inhabited world - a man riding a horse in space, without any vacuum gear
One of the minor stories of Vance. A TV journalist exposes a jihadi conspiracy...

Fact sheet.

First published: If, July 1953.
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Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Jack Vance.