They emerged into normal space at a point whose co-ordinates placed
them far out on the galactic rim and where the brightest object
to be seen was a nearby sun burning coldly against a faint powdering
In 1959, Capt. W.E. Johns published a novel entitled Biggles Combined
Operation. Jim at once owned up to being an inveterate fan
of Squadron Leader Bigglesworth and his bi-plane-setting cronies.
Sector General’s ‘combined operation’ entails
Conway sewing together the sentient-jigsaw-puzzle CRLT* creature
before plonking it down upon its new home planet.
*Physically it resembles the DBLF Kelgian life-form, but it is many
times larger and possesses a leathery tegument rather than the silvery
fur of the Kelgians” (Louie, ibid.)
Synopsis by Graham Andrews
- Sector General (Ballantine, March 1983).