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Default The 'Magnus Ridolph' stories of Jack Vance

Between 1948 & 1958 Jack Vance wrote a series of ten stories featuring a 'troubleshooter' (e.g. A Kind of SF Private Investigator) named 'Magnus Ridolph', most of them were published in Startling Stories, with the last two appearing in Thrilling Wonder Stories and Super Science Fiction.

Some, but not all might contain material suitable for use in Traveller, Ridolph himself might be an interesting NPC (or even Patron) to feature in a campaign.

Several issues of Startling Stories containing Magnus Ridolph tales are available on the internet archive and complete collections can be purchased via Amazon.

Here are links to the issues of Startling Stories that contain the stories, title and page number within the magazine are given.

1. Hard Luck Diggings (July 1948, P. 102)

https://archive.org/details/Startlin...48-07/mode/2up

2. Sanatoris Short-Cut (September 1948, P. 113)

https://archive.org/details/Startlin...ge/n1/mode/2up

3. The Unspeakable McInch (November 1948, P. 139)

https://archive.org/details/Startlin...48-11/mode/2up

4. The Sub-Standard Sardines (January 1949, P. 98)

https://archive.org/details/Startlin...49-01/mode/2up

5. The Howling Bounders (March 1949 P. 115)

https://archive.org/details/Startlin...49-03/mode/2up

6. The King of Thieves (Not Available at this time outside a published collection.)

7. The Spa of the Stars (July 1950, P. 78)

https://archive.org/details/Startlin...50-07/mode/2up

8. Cosmic Hotfoot (aka To B or Not to C or to D) (September 1950, P. 82)

https://archive.org/details/Startlin...v22n01_1950-09

9. The Kokod Warriors (Not Available at this time outside a published collection.)

10. Worlds of Origin (aka Coup de Grace) (Not Available at this time outside a published collection.)
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