[LMB] AKICOT:L - Looking for title/author of an old SciFi story
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Wed Jun 2 07:20:24 BST 2021
I read this story in an old anthology - probably from the 1970s. The
basic plot is that a pilot in a stuttering starship with a failing
cooling system discovers a planet and kidnaps a "savage" in a loincloth
who fights with an obsidian axe - and who also knows how to fix
everything on the starship, because it is part of his "religious"
training. The savage never knew the machines he trained to fix were real
because they don't actually have the working machines on the planet anymore.
It turns out that the pilot is the vanguard of a fleet full of worn out
technology that no longer has the technical know how to repair their
equipment and the "savage" is from a lost repair base colony. The fleet
needs the techs and the colony needs rescuing. A match made in heaven.
Anyone know the name of the story and the author?
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