‘Cultural Exchange’ would be a fun world, except some folks already wrote it. Admittedly they didn’t make ‘teachable nomads’ the main focus, but the basic concept is there. Ach, well, there are other concepts to develop.
Divvying Up the Loot looks at the complications you might have when there’s a no-fooling Thieves’ Guild out there. I can’t imagine but that understandings might be reached. Especially if there are groups out there that both the cops and the crooks won’t like…
I kind of want to write the full story found in ‘Marching Through Texas,’ but I would undoubtedly get one of the buttons wrong and then everything would just go to Hell. I may write it, anyway. As the philosopher said: sometimes you just wanna lock the controls, and send the [expletive deleted]er right into the sun.
There’s been a lot of photons burned over the idea that humans will be seen as space orcs (to which I say, MORE DAKKA), but ‘Domestication’ offers another thought: what if we’re space elves? Like the ones out of folklore? The awful folklore?