"Someone is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy"  
First Appearance Space Cadets
Publisher SCIFI
Editor Mike Resnick
Collected Atlantis and Other Places
Genre(s) Comic science fiction
Publication date 2006

"Someone Is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy" is a short story by Harry Turtledove. It was published in August 2006 in Space Cadets, a hard cover published in conjunction with LACon IV, the 2006 Worldcon and edited by Mike Resnick. It was reprinted in Federations, John Joseph Adams, ed., published by Prime Books, 2009, in Atlantis and Other Places, Roc, 2010, and in Space Opera Libretti: Modern Comedic Space Opera with Arias, Jennifer Lee Rossman and Brian McNett, eds., 2019. In Turtledove's entire career as a professional fiction writer, this is the only story for which he was ever offered a contract before he had written even a first draft.

The plot involves Space Patrol agent Rufus Q Shupilluliumash (a sentient alien hamster) and his investigation into the thefts of throne rooms from various planets in the Galactic Empire by a mysterious conspiracy.

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