During humanity’s exodus from Earth centuries ago, 10,000 starships scattered in all directions throughout the galaxy. Along with passengers, those starships brought humanity’s ancient literature. During the upheavals preceding the Galactic Commonwealth’s creation, that literature was largely lost. Stories, once known as, the “Arabian Nights” survived, corrupted and transfigured, as folklore on neglected barbarian worlds. These stories, recently rediscovered, are those told by starfaring visitors to the galaxy’s forgotten worlds.
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• The Jinn—They ruled Thaj long before men arrived. Now there will be war.
• Elgelt — A girl with a rough homelife. A blue alien is her best friend.
• Aubwoo — Yesterday, he was the most respected poet in the land. Today, harnessed like a camel, they lead him around the women’s quarters. Will he be executed, or find a way to freedom?
• Prince Kazal — When he seeks shelter in a desert cave, a beautiful woman shows him her unusual collection.
• Hekaib — Although the general rule is to arrive early for appointments, make an exception when the appointment is with Death.
• Kasiya — Unless the king believes his story, Kasiya will lose his head. Can an old dog teach the king new tricks?