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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. SF story - ruling class trapped [s]

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message 1: by Andy (new)

Andy Love | 2038 comments This is for an acquaintance of mine:

Plot: The members of the ruling class want to be safe from revolution. A man assures them that he can provide complete protection --
residence on a planet which no one can get onto without a code.

The catch (unknown to the ruling class) is that the members of the ruling class cannot leave the planet without the code.

And the code is changed daily, so even if they were to apply their skills to breaking the code, there would not be enough
time to do so before the code is changed. The members of the ruling class are stuck on the planet.

The last lines of the story: Just before the image of the man (as seen by the ruling class) faded from screen, "the man grasped a
lock of his hair. The Revolution was over."


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37562 comments Mod
Publication date, or when your acquaintance read it?


message 3: by Andy (new)

Andy Love | 2038 comments I'm afraid that's all the information I have.


message 4: by Andy (new)

Andy Love | 2038 comments This usenet thread https://groups.google.com/forum/#!top... is looking for the same story, and someone on that thread identified the story as "Restricted Clientele" by Kendell Foster Crossen.


message 5: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 115 comments Andy wrote: "This usenet thread https://groups.google.com/forum/#!top... is looking for the same story, and someone on that thread identified the story as "Restricted Clientele" by Kendell Foster Crossen. "

That is the one. Available online:
http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonde...


message 6: by Andy (new)

Andy Love | 2038 comments Banjomike wrote: "Andy wrote: "This usenet thread https://groups.google.com/forum/#!top... is looking for the same story, and someone on that thread identified the story as "Restricted..."

Thanks. I'm embarrassed to realize that this is my thread! Now I just have to remember who I was asking about this for...


message 7: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37562 comments Mod
Available in the anthology Adventures In Tomorrow...will give something to shelve.


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