By Poul Anderson
Flandry, the following a captain, undergoes a sequence of adventures: he's kidnapped through the Scothians, an alien race hoping to invade the Terran Empire; rescues the Emperor's abducted granddaughter; meets Aycharaych, his nemesis in league with the Merseians; and investigates a formerly unencountered alien race that has invaded the far away colonial international of Vixen.
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You will be Galactic President again. ’ Ford Prefect stepped into the conversation, waving his towel like a peace flag. ‘I hate to be the one leaving a bag of Sooflinian poo on your dream doorstep, but there may not be time to mount an election campaign for this particular planet. ’ Trillian asked Ford a question she had historically posed at least once per conversation. ’ Ford raised his hands high, like a preacher. ’ Guide Note: Throughout recorded history people have used constructs to avoid reality.
Arthur and Ford rushed at semi-breakneck speed to London’s Club Beta, pausing only to purchase foie gras and blue suede shoes. Thanks to the old dimensional axis/ Plural zone thing, they found Trillian and Tricia McMillan co-existing in the same space-time, both being screamed at by an emotional Random. Confused? Arthur was, but not for long. Once he noticed the green death rays pulsating through the lower atmosphere, all of the day’s other niggling problems seemed to lose their nigglyness – after all, confusion was not likely to slice him into a million seared pieces.
Can you put me in touch with my human mother? ’ Trillian was almost relieved that the façade of civility was scorched away. ’ The President nodded. ‘Yes, Fertle. This is how she is. Are you surprised now that I am difficult to read? ’ Trillian was almost shrieking. ’ Fertle seemed to react to this. Guide Note: Though flaybooz have no ears, they are extremely sensitive to vibration and can actually explode in extreme circumstances. Thor, the Asgardian and sometime rock god, held the record for spontaneous flaybooz detonation when he debuted his new tune ‘Let’s Get Hammered’ from a chariot in orbit around Squornshellous Delta.
Agent Of The Terran Empire (Ensign Flandry, Book 1) by Poul Anderson