A bit of déjà vu today as Project Gutenberg adds another story by Randall Garrett and the first Hawk Carse yarn. Bleiler observes, "The Hawk Carse stories, which are dated vaguely as in the period A. D. 2117-2148, are for all practical purposes traditional pulp Western stories transplanted into space, with the addition of an Oriental villain in the mode of Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu. While stories by other authors have approached this same aesthetic, the Hawk Carse series is a typological extreme."
Hawk Carse (A Complete Novelette) by Anthony Gilmore
"One of the spectacular exploits of Hawk Carse, greatest of space adventurers."
"Hanging by a Thread" by Randall Garrett
"It's seldom that the fate of a shipful of men literally hangs by a thread—but it's also seldom that a device, every part of which has been thoroughly tested, won't work...."