Trigger and Friends by James H. Schmitz original stories published between 1958 and 1974 – Baen 2001 paperback – science fiction – short story (one novelette)
this is the 81st in my series of forgotten books
This is the 3rd book of 4 in Baen’s core Hub story series. I read the first couple of those Hub stories in Astounding SF / Analog a long ago and probably read some or all of the contents here too, but have forgotten. No matter, I enjoy Schmitz’ writing.
The stories here (see table of contents, below) mostly contain stories which feature Trigger with Heslet Quillan and/or Holati Tate. As it happens, Quillan is one of my favorite Schmitz characters, so this was a real treat for me. The stories contain some element of Hub politics with other worlds and Federations, with plenty of intrigue and spy-type stuff and are great fun. There’s no need to have read the first couple of volumes of this 4 volume set, each will stand alone just fine. Highly recommended.
Table of Contents:
Aura of Immortality
Sour Note on Palayata
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links to all of this weeks Forgotten Book posts can be found
on Patti Abbott’s blog, Pattinase