For years I've been looking for a short science fiction story about a man who was released from a prison planet in order to assassinate a candidate for galactic president. He does this on a space station, and escapes with the help of a mysterious and very attractive girl with silvery hair and multi-colored skin.

I read this short story some 5-6 years ago online.

The assassin was released from the prison planet by some influential people so that he may assassinate the galactic president candidate, whose rule would, according to said people, be bad for the galaxy.

I also remember that the girl, who is actually a young woman is also a prostitute. The first time he sees her she's walking into the bar accompanied by another man. I don't remember why she helps him. She was likely his contact, given to him by those who sent him on the assassination.

They escape together after creating a diversion with an explosion, running off into some corridor that probably leads to a way off the space station.

The story story ends there but in my opinion leaves room for a sequel, even if only to explore the protagonists' developing relationship.

  • 1
    You could have mentioned that you have asked the exact same question in sf-fandom.com/vbulletin/… on December 10, 2012
    – Yoshi Bro
    Aug 22, 2017 at 23:28
  • 8
    Well, I came here after they didn't provide an answer, so that seemed rather pointless to me.
    – Dovid
    Dec 19, 2019 at 20:44
  • 3
    Are you sure it was a short story? Could it have been an excerpt from a longer story? Also do you remember if you read it in a magazine, book or online?
    – Boelabaal
    Sep 14, 2020 at 8:59
  • 1
    To the best of my knowledge it was a short story, not part of a longer story. Although, as I said, it asks for a continuation. So I am not 100% sure. I read it online.
    – Dovid
    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:03
  • 2
    Hello @Dovid, I've set a bounty on your question. If you remember any additional details, now would be a good time to edit them in.
    – SQB
    Jun 16, 2021 at 14:02


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.