These Alien Musicians Played the Cosmic Beat—On Themselves!
Only Randall Garrett, creator of Lord Darcy, could have written this novelette of another investigator faced with a comic, cosmic problem.
A Galactic Observer is supposed to be all-knowing. But even the sharpest G. O. can hardly be faulted for being puzzled by the phenomenon of a jive trio in a beatnik hangout—especially when the instruments they play on are built-in!
Not available anywhere else. Reprinted from a 1962 issue of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination.