A Planet of Your Own
By John Brunner
It was the opportunity of a lifetime: the job of Planetary Supervisor of a fabulously wealthy world, a huge salary and, at the end of the year's tour of duty, transport free of charge back to Earth. There had to be a catch to it, she thought as she signed the contract. And, of course, there was.
Kynance Foy was young, beautiful, intelligent an highly trained in both qua-space physics and business law when she left Earth to seek her fortune in the interstellar outworlds. But she found that the further she got from Earth, the tougher became the competition from the environment-hardened populations of these young worlds . . . and by the time she reached the planet Nefertiti, she was facing poverty.
Then, unexpectedly, a wonderful opportunity opened up for her: the job of Planetary Supervisor of the fabulously wealthy world called Zygra, where exotic pelts costing a million credits each were grown. The salary was huge, and at the end of the year's tour of duty she would be transported free of charge back to Earth, where she would be a very wealthy young woman.
There had to be a catch to it, she thought as she signed the contract. And, of course, there was.
(First published 1966)
John Brunner (1934-1995) was a prolific British SF writer. He was a winner of the Hugo Award (for Stand on Zanzibar), the British Science Fiction Award and the Prix Apollo.
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