Kiro Soran, the guard captain, stood in the shadow
of the veranda roof, his white cloak thrown back to
display the scarlet lining. He rubbed his palm
reflectively on t...
Henry Beam Piper was an engineer as well as a mystery and science-fiction writer. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and lived most of his life around Williamsport, where he served on the engineeri...