Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christopher Anvil's "The Operator" (novelette, free): A colony short on women contrives to get them

A small community on a rough frontier world. There are some women, but far fewer than men. Then someone spots some off-world picnickers not far from their camp - many girls. One thing leads to another, until the girls eventually join the local community...

Later parts are somewhat humorous.

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, March 1971.
Download full text from Baen CD. [via Bill Garthright @ ClassicScienceFiction]
Rating: B.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Christopher Anvil.