Publisher: Ballantine Books
Author’s age at the time: 38
The background of the story could be the Star Trek universe, with humanoids to be found everywhere.
The chief was silent. Director Birch said in a whisper to Mary and Raymond, “By analyzing his concept of sanity we get a clue to his own derangement.”
“Inspector!” cried a pretty woman with fair hair. “Inspector Coble! You’ve arrived!”
Inspector Coble peered into her face. She wore a kind of patchwork jacket sewn with small iron bells. “It’s it’s Sister Mary Dunton, isn’t it?”
Republished in The World-Thinker and Other Stories, Spatterlight, 2012