Walter Harbron
Fictional Character
Set in the Future
Appearance(s): "Nasty, Brutish, &. . ."
Type of Appearance: Direct narrator
Species: Human
Date of Birth: 30th century
Occupation: Trader

Walter Harbron was a human merchant and trader who frequented the spaceport bar Hobbes' in a space station in orbit around the planet Rapti a couple of thousand light years from Earth. One night he entered the bar and struck up a conversation with the Foitani archaeologist Naplak Naplak Kap, and learned the true origin of the common cold.