Little Fuzzy Author:H. Beam Piper Zarathustra was a Class-III uninhabited planet, and the chartered Zarathustra Company owned it lock, stock and barrel. They developed it, exploited it and reaped huge profits without any interference from the Colonial Government. — But then, out of nowhere, came Jack Holloway - with a family of Fuzzies and a great deal of evidence that they were ... more »more than just cute little animals.
If the Fuzzies were a race of intelligent beings, then Zarathustra would automatically become a Class-IV inhabited planet, and the Company's charter and privileges would be over.
The chartered Zarathustra Company wasn't going to allow that to happen . . .« less