The Bluff of the Hawk by Anthony Gilmore:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Had not old John Sewell, the historian, recognized Hawk Carse for what he was—a creator of new space-frontiers, pioneer of vast territories for commerce, molder of history through his long feud with the powerful Eurasian scientist, Ku Sui—the adventurer would doubtless have passed into oblivion like other long-forgotten spacemen.
(From The Bluff of the Hawk by Anthony Gilmore)
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