Then he returned to his base on the freesoil planet Yakima-Two, a notorious smuggler hangout, and made his wager.
I'd lived in the Spur myself, on a pretty little freesoil world called Kedge-Lockaby.
Free, he might think of a way to blackmail the Haluk into financing a new life for him on some comfortable freesoil world.
A few genetic transforms, including the woman known as Dolores da Gama, eluded the dragnet and are said to be blissfully enjoying the human condition on obscure freesoil worlds.
Even though Phlegethon was Sheltok property, it operated as a freesoil world.
It was enough that K-L was a freesoil planet none of the Concerns or Starcorps cared a damn about, where nobody asked a down-and-outer nosy questions and the living was easy.
Its life cycle had never been studied and filed in the public database by Commonwealth exobiologists, who still scrabbled for funds to inventory the life-forms of freesoil planets in the populous Orion Arm — never mind the godforsaken Perseus boondocks.
Another two hundred or so are sparsely settled freesoil, former Gala outposts with exploitable commodities, potentially annexable by us.
The Commonwealth did its best to help the struggling freesoil human colonies, but it lacked the resources to patrol the Perseus region effectively and provide basic services.
My sister Eve, who was Rampart's Chief Transport and Distribution Officer, had once told me it would not have been cost-effective for the Starcorp to put in a development claim for K-L, so the little world remained freesoil.