Trader to the Stars Author:Poul Anderson The popular author of The High Crusade and Time and Stars serves up a trio of novelettes, introducing 21st-century interstellar trader Nicholas Van Rijn... and three engrossing conundrums. — TRADER TO THE STARS (HIDING PLACE): Van Rijn boards a ship in space and discovers that he's captured a zoo. The race that had commanded the ship have hid... more »den themselves among the other animals... and Nicholas, unable to operate the ship's controls, must determine which of the animals can.
TERRITORY: Nicholas and a pretty young biotechnician are attacked by the natives of an ammonia-enveloped planet. Their only hope of escape lies in turning one faction against another... and then uniting them to meet still another.
THE MASTER KEY: Van Rijn plays Sherlock Holmes as he lounges in his penthouse and hears a baffling tale of interstellar double-cross.« less