The Troublemakers
by George O. Smith (1960)

Originally published in Galaxy Magazine, April 1960.

A rather strange novelette. A girl in a repressive society is causing trouble by not following conventions. A young man wants to be a spaceman but due to limited abilities gets moved around the galaxy.

It seems inevitable that they will meet. But when they do, was it by design ? And just who are the ‘troublemakers’ anyway ?