|First Appearance||Friends of the Horseclans 2|
"Precious Treasure" is a short story by Harry Turtledove, marking his contribution to Friends of the Horseclans II (1989), edited by Robert Adams and Pamela Crippen-Adams. Robert Adams was the author of The Horseclans, a science fiction series begun in 1975, set in a post-nuclear North America that has been reduced to a medieval level by World War III (c. 1980), and where magic (or something virtually indistinguishable) works. "Precious Treasure" has not been reprinted.
Set in the 26th century, the story follows Peet Staiklee, a nomad of the Clan Staiklee from Adams' stories. He is nearsighted, which is an extreme handicap in a world where glasses are rare. When his only pair breaks, he must go on a perilous quest to the ruins of Uvalde in search of a replacement.
- "Secret Names," a standalone story set in a post-apocalyptic Texas with a culture very similar to the Horseclans world.
- "Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers," another post-apocalyptic tale set in a shared universe, in this case S.M. Stirling's Emberverse.
- The Valley-Westside War, the sixth and final volume of the Crosstime Traffic Series, set in a world where civilization remains tribal for at least 130 years after a global nuclear war.