A fantastic treasure sits on a barren world, waiting for the adventurer brave and cunning enough to take it. But the robot guardian is invincible, and it wants to ask a few questions. A semi-Zen modern sphinx tale.
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Acknowledgements: Robert Silverberg for cause, support, and cooperation; Ken Seamon for graphics; Rodney Walters for books and info; Alvaro Zinos-Amaro for comments and content; and all the fellow fans who have sent encouragement, information, and translations.