Great Fomalhaut! Manning Draco is back! In Once Upon a Star, the interstellar insurance detective tackled a variety of weird con men and scammers throughout the 35th-century Galactic Federation. Now he returns in three further adventures, as a government agent sent to foil an anti-Federationist plot. The concluding story features a spoof of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, and reveals how Manning became the only Terran to develop a secondary mind shield against the telepathic powers of other races in the Federation. Kendell Foster Crossen, a mainstay of the science fiction pulps in the 1950s, also published over forty-five detective and spy novels under a variety of pseudonyms, including M.E. Chaber, Christopher Monig, Richard Foster, and others.
Whistle Stop in Space: Further Adventures of Manning Draco, Volume 2 by Kendell Foster Crossen contains the following stories:
- “Whistle Stop in Space”
- “Mission to Mizar”
- “The Agile Algolian”