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Monsters in Orbit / The World Between and other stories
Monsters in Orbit / The World Between and other stories Author:Jack Vance (Vintage Ace Double M-125) — MONSTERS IN ORBIT (also published as "Abercrombie Station" and "Cholwell's Chickens") — Though still quite young, Jean Parlier had already had an active interplanetary life. Wanted on her native world, she had escaped to Earth on wits and courage. A very pretty girl, she had a very unusual type of personal vitality whi... more »ch captivated men. But her aim was not a man, but first getting her hands on a million dollars.
There was a way open to do that. Go to Earl Abercrombie's private satellite and get him to marry her.
On any other worldlet, it would have been simple. But on Abercrombie Station, the free-weight home for ultra-fat people, where Jean was considered a scarecrow freak, and Earl Abercrombie was mad only about space monsters, it was anything but simple!