ALIEN FOR HIRE [The Adventures of Webley, Symbiote #2] by Larry Maddock

The Lost Adventures of Agent of T.E.R.R.A.'s Webley, Alien Symbiote!

Before everyone's favorite, acerbic symbiote joined forces with Hannibal Fortune and T.E.R.R.A., "he" starred in three stories about the doings of Creatures, Inc.

This trio of Webley tales has never been reprinted, and since it appeared in a poorly circulated British science fiction magazine and remained virtually unknown for more than four decades. Filled with the same delightful wit as the Agent of T.E.R.R.A. novels, these early Webley outings were introduced by the British editor this way when presenting "Creatures, Inc.," the first of these stories (see the Related Products tab): "Humor in science fiction is more often that not conspicuous by its absence. It is therefore more than a pleasure to introduce a new author who presents a strong streak of satire in his first story."


What kind of job can a telepathic, shape-changing symbiote and a down-at-the-heels Terran get? They can't. So they pitch tent near a spaceport and go into business finding jobs for others—aliens, that is! But what kind of employment is suitable for a highly cultured intelligent ostrich from another world? When even Webley is stumped, it's the new secretary, hired by Bill Grant for not-very-professional reasons, who comes up with the solution.

The second of Agent of T.E.R.R.A. agent Webley's solo adventures BEFORE he jointed that band of time-traveling secret operatives. More classic Larry Maddock 1960s comic science fiction!

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