The man who opened the door did not waste his breath asking who
they were or what they wanted, he merely stared at Captain Gregory
and the two space officers behind him and waited.
Captain Gregory seeks vital information from James Andrew Caulfield,
erstwhile Engineer on the passenger-carrying freighter Sunflower
and proven interplanetary litterbug. "There had been a time
when people thought it funny that a ship could be wrecked by . .
. a frigid, iron-hard potato peeling. But among spacemen .
. . it was the sort of joke at which you died laughing." Caulfield's
eleven-year-old crime has already cost one ship and eighteen lives
and the death toll might keep rising indefinitely. 'Deadly
Litter' should have won a Hugo and/or an Edgar award from the mystery
writers of America.
Synopsis by Graham Andrews
- SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES No 13, February 1960
- Deadly Litter (see under Books).