Detectives of the future will command stealth and arcane techniques to satisfy their stingy and demanding clients, who seek results over interstellar distances. Miro Hetzel is an Effectuator: one who goes beyond fact-finding, to produce changes in process and result-sometimes at the point of a gun.
Industrialist Sir Ivon Hacaway, facing cutthroat pricing from a new competitor, employs Hetzel to determine the identity and methods of a commercial threat. Miro is led to the hazardous planet Maz and The Dogtown Tourist Agency. A hub of overlapping sovereignties, Maz is where the interests of alien Liss and Olefract intersect with those of mankind; the native population-the warlike Gomaz-make industrial pursuits on the planet improbable; the circumstance presents a puzzle for Hetzel, whose investigations, close shaves, and discoveries make for an exciting yarn.
In Freitzke's Turn, Hetzel accepts a commission to recover purloined pieces of anatomy belonging to client Conwit Clent. The thief is Faurence Dacre, a school-hood chum of Miro's, now a celebrity surgeon. Hetzel's convoluted pursuit is resolved with a surprising twist of medical revenge!
All in a day's work for Miro Hetzel, the Galactic Effectuator.
Miro Hetzel, Effectuator was first published as Galactic Effectuator.
Miro Hetzel, Effectuator is Volume 50 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series.Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collectionis based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoyup-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributedby a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of theauthor's signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written. These uniquefeatures will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collector to new reader sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work forthe first time. - John Vance II
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About the Author
California native Jack Vance (1916-2013) was one of the greats of science fiction. He was the author of dozens of sci-fi books and fantasy novels, including the popular Lyonesse and Dying Earth series and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning book The Last Castle. In 1997, he was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in Oakland, California.