A Circus of Hells Author:Poul Anderson Ace Lietenant Dominic Flandry was not a man easily swayed from his duty to the Empire... not, that is, until galactic vice king Leon Ammon offered him a million-credit bribe, a voluptuous woman called Djana, and a chance to explore a dark and treasure-laden moon. — yet within the desolate peaks and valleys of that strange world of ice and shadow,... more » Flandry found more than he had bargained for. Supposedly barren, the planet swarmed with a hideous race of strange, inhuman creatures... infernally controlled by a deranged and brilliant computer. Each, like a piece in a bizarre and vicious chess game, was programmed to kill.
And although Flandry did not know it, so was the woman he loved.« less