Merchantman (The Girls from Alcyone)
MERCHANTMAN (a short story)
Sigrid Novak embarks on an all or nothing mission to secure vital supplies for the girls' homeworld of New Alcyone. But with a price on her head the size of a planet, and pursued across the galaxy by the Council for Trade and Finance, finding a willing trading partner proves a more complicated problem than Sigrid thought. Fortunately, there are always the Merchantmen.