Conquest Over Time by SHAARA, Michael



Pat Travis, a spacer renowned for his luck, is suddenly quite out of it. His job is to beat his competitors to sign newly-Contacted human races to commercial contracts... But what can he do when he finds hes on a planet that consults astrology for literally every major decision - and he has arrived on one of the worst-aspected days in history? Michael Shaara, later to write the Pulitzer-winning novel The Killer Angels, wrote this story for Fantastic Universe in 1956. (Summary by Mark F. Smith)