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The Man from Zodiac

Author: Jack Vance
Year written: 1957
Author’s age at the time: 41
Year published: August 1967
Publication: Amazing Stories
Author’s title: Milton Hack from Zodiac
Dutch title: De Man van Zodiac
Genre: short story, novella, SF

Quote:

Dickerman gingerly performed introductions: “Duke Gassman, Duke Holox...” and finally: “I present to you my successor, Mr. Milton Hack of Zodiac Control. He is an expert military strategist, as well as an economic authority; with your cooperation he will solve the various problems of Sabo.”

Republished as “Milton Hack from Zodiac” in Chateau d’If and Other Stories, Spatterlight, 2012.