By James H. Schmitz
Formerly showing in separate courses, those tales of the Galaxy at the moment are in a unitary booklet. After the Galactic Empire crumbled, the Vegan Confederacy was once too vulnerable to outlive, but it prospered due to its mystery weapon--telepathy. no longer all the brokers of Vega have been human, yet all have been the main strong telepaths within the Galaxy.
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The Co-ordinator nodded. “The mental resiliency of these highly developed telepathic races must be really extraordinary! Any human being would have remained paralyzed for minutes after such pressures—perhaps for hours. Well, he wasn’t omniscient, after all. ” “About four hours! ” Iliff asked curiously. “No, but she thinks she couldn’t have lasted more than another hour. However, she seemed to have had no doubt that you would arrive and get her out of the mess in time. ” The agent considered. “No,” he said then.
Z. Headquarters Central on the planet of Jeltad—in Vega’s system, eight thousand light-years away. At Central on Jeltad, a headquarters clerk, on his way out to lunch, paused presently behind the desk of another. His manner was nervous. ” he inquired. “You ought to know,” his friend replied. “If you don’t, go punch it from Restricted Psych-Library under that heading. ” He glanced around. ” Linky jerked a thumb back towards his desk transmitter. A. on just before the end of my stretch. She was blowing her silver top about things in general—had me lining up interviews with everybody from Snoops to the Old Man for her!
There’re some warships at extreme vision range where they can’t do much harm; but too many groups of men within two hundred miles of us are wearing mind-shields and waiting for something. ” He stepped briskly around the corridor corner and stopped short, rigid and transfixed in flickering white fountains of light that spouted at him from the nozzles of paralyzer guns in the hands of three of the eight men waiting there. After a fifth of a second, the beams snapped off automatically. The stiffness left Iliff’s body more slowly; he slumped then against the wall and slid to the floor, sagging jaw drawing his face down into an expression of foolish surprise.
Agent of Vega & Other Stories by James H. Schmitz