Sometimes the most diligent and loyal thing an old man can do is fumble, drink beer, and let a young man get into trouble.... A classic tale from the golden age of science fiction, edited by the legendary John W. Campbell, Jr.
The problem of separating the friends from the enemies was a major one in the conquest of space as many a dead spacer could have testified. A tough job when you could see an alien and judge appearances; far tougher when they were only whispers on the wind. A tale from the Golden Age of Science Fiction, originally published in the September 1958 issue of Amazing Science Fiction Stories!
A Don't-Miss Science Fiction Bargain! First from the award-winning Robert Sheckley is the tale of Will Barret, exiled to the criminal planet, Omega, for a crime he can't remember committing. There he fights for his life and sanity as he tries to survive in the twisted, criminal culture of Omega. Next, Tom "Cold Equations" Godwin tell the gripping story of rejects from Earth, exiled to a frigid, deadly world where they become the victims of a predatory alien civilization and must spend every day ... more info>>