What can you do with Yagoots?
Yagoots? That's what Pickles and Daisy Smetana, formerly the Toast of the Empire, now the keepers of half an inn on a sleepy (but picturesque) vacation planet, wondered: What can you do with Yagoots?
Our hero, Anthony Villiers, sometimes Viscount Charteris and peripatetic player of a most dangerous game, thought he knew. But then, how far can you trust the instincts of a man, however charming, who insists on traveling with a large, furry alien who rides a red tricycle? Someone who unveils suggestive imagery even in the innocent tales of the sainted Mrs. Waldo Wintergood herself? Even if talking pink clouds with illusions(?) of deity do confide in him, how can you be quite sure of a man so sought after for purposes ranging from pornography to hero-worship to... murder?
Alexis Adams Panshin (born 1940) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and critic. He has written critical works and novels, including the 1968 Nebula Award-winning novel Rite of Passage. He writes under the name Alexei and is called Alexei by his family.
The first widely public noticed book of his was Heinlein In Dimension. Robert A. Heinlein was strongly against to it, and attempted to stop its publication, threatening to sue the publishers. As a result, sections were published in fanzines, winning a Hugo award for best fan activity. That, in turn, helped the book achieve professional publication.
He has published eleven books, four of them with his wife Cory. They also won together Hugo award for Best ... (read more)