Dugal Was A Spaceman by Joe Gibson:
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"The Oldtimers of Space owed their loyalty" to people — but the new Spacemen swore allegiance to the Corporations which hired them. The colonial phase was over; now the imperial era would start. But it was an empire doomed to ruin and destruction before it could get going—and only the Oldtimers could prevent that wreckage making radioactive deserts out of the inhabitable worlds..." Select
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