The Moon Moth by Jack Vance:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Extraordinary story; you'll see what writers mean when they say that they might as well write a novel - given the effort of imagination required. Zelazny creates a whole world for this story - all for you, the reader. It's a mystery story set on a world where everyone wears a mask; can you solve the mystery? Select an invention:

Dray-Fish - harness fish power
Large fish trained to be harnessed to large houseboats.

Moon Moth - a plain and timid mask
A rather plain and timid mask.

Stimic - instrument for cool disapproval
A musical instrument consisting of three flutelike tubes equipped with plungers; thumb and forefinger squeeze a bag to force air across the mouthpieces.

Strakh - prestige in payment
The prestige or social prominence which serves as a medium of exchange on the planet Sirene.

Trans-Space Transmission
A curious method of communication between worlds.

 

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