The Killing Machine and the News
In the last few days, there have been two news items that reminded me of The Killing Machine by Jack Vance.
First, there was the Foley kidnapping and attempted ransom extortion. If Jack Vance were writing that story, the ransom would have been paid in counterfeit money printed in disappearing ink.
Second, the news that Alzheimer's patients can be treated by transfusions of young blood. If Jack Vance were writing that story, the only person to know about the treatment would be one of the five Demon Princes and his henchmen …