A bibliography for Jack Vance
The Devil on Salvation Bluff
The background of the story could be the Star Trek universe, with humanoids to be found everywhere.
The chief was silent. Director Birch said in a whisper to Mary and Raymond, “By analyzing his concept of sanity we get a clue to his own derangement.”
“Inspector!” cried a pretty woman with fair hair. “Inspector Coble! You’ve arrived!”
Inspector Coble peered into her face. She wore a kind of patchwork jacket sewn with small iron bells. “It’s it’s Sister Mary Dunton, isn’t it?”
Republished in The World-Thinker and Other Stories, Spatterlight, 2012