Agent of Vega Author:James H. Schmitz A science-fiction telepathic spy novella. — First published in Astounding Science Fiction, July 1949. — Fantastic but true! — "Having a Daya-Bal as a Zone Agent makes me extremely uneasy," the Executive Scientist said. "Especially when she's given one of your ultimate space ships." — "I can vouch for her," the Galactic Co-ordinator said casually. — "... more »But supposing another people--like the Daya-Bals--came into possession of one of our ultimate ships. They could duplicate it."
"Don't worry--our Agents are psychologically incapable of giving away secrets that could cause us harm."
"I know," the Scientist said. "That's why I was surprised to discover that there are two other Daya-Bals secretly aboard our Agent's ship!"