History Repeats is a science fiction short story by George O. Smith first published in 1959.
A space detective with an evolved (super intelligent, talking) dog is searching for a kidnapped heiress in the corrupt Xanabar Empire.
There are--and very probably will always be--some Terrestrials who can't, and for that matter don't want, to call their souls their own....
History Repeats was first published in Astounding Science Fiction May 1959.
George Oliver Smith (1911-1981) (also known by the pseudonym Wesley Long) was an American science fiction author. He is not to be confused with George H. Smith, another American science fiction author.
Smith wrote mainly about outer space, with such works as Operation Interstellar (1950), Lost in Space (1959), and Troubled Star (1957). Smith continued regularly publishing science fiction novels and stories until 1960. He was given the First Fandom Hall of Fame award in 1980.