The Fuzzy Papers Author:H. Beam Piper In the first exciting tale, you'll travel halfway across the galaxy to Zarathustra-a Class III uninhabited planet run lock, stock and barrel by interplanetary mining magnate Victor Grego. He developed it, exploited it and reaped huge profits without any interference from the Star Federation. — But then, out of nowhere, came freelance prospector J... more »ack Holloway. He'd been combing over Zarathustra for several years with little result-that is, of course, until he met the Fuzzies.
The creatures had two wide eyes and were covered all over with a silky golden fur. They had round heads and big ears and vaguely humanoid faces with little snub noses. But even more intriguing than their appearance was their power to reason and act in a very rational almost human fashion.
If the Fuzzies were a race of intelligent beings, then Zarathustra would automatically become a Class IV inhabited planet, and Victor Grego's mining privileges would be over. His affluent company wasn't going to allow that to happen...not at any cost!
And the troubles multiply in THE OTHER HUMAN RACE, as Jack Holloway goes after a band of unscrupulous space rovers who capture Fuzzies and force them to steal supplies of Zarathustra's sun-stones-the most precious gems in the universe. To make matters worse, the Fuzzies may soon die out because of a genetic disease that threatens their entire race. And, to Jack's horror, there's nothing medical science can do to stop the dreaded malady...« less