The Meaning of Luff and Other Stories
by Matthew Hughes
In Old Earth’s penultimate age, master criminal Luff Imbry moves through the halfworld like a full-fleshed shark. Thief, forger, confidence man, and sometimes go-between, he maps out his illicit operations with exquisite care then carries them out with courage and panache. Seven space-opera short stories and two novellas from the author Booklist calls "heir apparent to Jack Vance."