Title: Coup de Grace ▷
Series: Magnus Ridolph
Dutch title: Genadeslag
Publication: Super-Science Fiction
Genre: short story, SF
Date(s): (1957) February 1958
THE HUB, a cluster of bubbles in a web of metal, hung in empty space, in that region known to Earthmen as Hither Sagittarius. The owner was Pan Pascoglu, a man short, dark and energetic, almost bald, with restless brown eyes and a thick mustache. A man of ambition, Pascoglu hoped to develop the Hub into a fashionable resort, a glamor-island among the stars - something more than a mere stopover depot and junction point.
Republished in Magnus Ridolph, Spatterlight, 2012.