|'The Star Walk' (18500 words.)
He'd certainly picked a fine spot to land this trip, Carmicheal
thought disgustedly as the creep bounced and jolted its way towards
the grounded C-ship; frozen, iron-hard soil split by a maze of
cracks and gullies and strewn with rocks of every shape and size.
Star Walk No. 17 is a postal area far out on the Galactic Rim.
(To Chief Psychologist O'Meara, c/o Sector Twelve, General Hospital,
Milky Way Galaxy, Star Walk No. 17 C.) courier-ship pilot
Carmicheal (sic) and his Girl Everyday, Evelyn, get themselves
into … I'm not sure what, exactly. John Carnell, the
normally astute editor of New Worlds, should have marked this
one RETURN TO SENDER. Sorry, Jim.
Synopsis by graham Andrews