| Occupation: Warrior
Next morning the campaign got underway.
Major Jonathan Dermod of the Seventeenth Earth Expeditionary Force
(and later Monitor Corps Fleet Commander on Sector General) leads
the above-mentioned military campaign, against rogue Kelgians.
The Stellar Guard is a proto-Monitor Corps which ensure and/or enforces
the maximum freedom for every individual entity of every galactic
race. "A being was free to engage in any activity whatsoever
providing such activities did not infringe on the freedom of other
beings. And if two groups of entities felt so strongly that
their differences could be settled only by war, why then, the Guard
arranged a war for them!" Just like the British Army in Northern
Ireland -- or am I being unduly cynical, here?
Synopsis by graham Andrews
- SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES No 7, February 1959
- The Aliens Among Us (see under Books).