Vintage George R.R. Martin
Originally published in 1986, look for a reprint of George R.R. Martin's Tuf Voyaging on bookshelves this week. Written long before A Game of Thrones became an international bestseller, it tells the story of Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader who likes cats. In fact, he has a reputation for being "the galaxy's only perfectly fair and honest businessman". When he comes into the valuable seedship of the Ecological Engineering Corps from the Old Earth, many see him as right for the picking. However, the people who set out to con Tuf end up on the wrong side of the deal. Originally published as a collection of short stories and now put together in novel form, this is a must read for fans of Martin.