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The House Lords

Author: Jack Vance
Year written: 1956
Author’s age at the time: 40
Year published: October 1957
Publication: Saturn
Other title(s): House Lords
Dutch title: De Baas in Huis
Genre: short story, SF

Quote:

Emerson and Cope walked around the ship. Crossing the clearing in leisurely fashion were a young man and woman, a girl and the boy they had seen before. They were the most handsome beings the Earthmen had ever seen. The young man wore a skin-tight garment of emerald-green sequins, a complicated head-dress of silver spines; the boy wore red trousers, a dark blue jacket and a long-billed blue cap. The young woman and the girl wore simple sheaths of white and blue, stretching with easy elasticity as they walked. They were bare-headed; their pale hair fell flowing to their shoulders.

Republished in The World-Thinker and Other Stories, Spatterlight, 2012.