Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

Pleasant literary surprise

Of all of the SF short stories I've read, my favorite, hands down, is H. Beam Piper's Lone Star Planet. I've had a much-read paperback copy for a long while now. It's out of print, unfortunately.

I was curious to see if anyone'd reprinted it, so I went Googling. I was more than a little surprised to find that it had been transcribed for the web by Project Gutenberg; apparently its copyright expired and was not renewed. You can read it here, in any of several forms.

I really like Piper's New Texas. If it existed, I'd move there immediately, at any cost.

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