Rik had been psycho-probed and his memories destroyed. Now he was only a helpless field worker in the kyrt fields of Florina, where every human being was owner, body and soul, by the ruling world of Sark. But slowly his memories began to return.
He knew he had once studied the thin currents of space and that some terrible danger threatened the sun of Florinna and Sark.
On Sark, the Ambassador of Trantor was searching for him and his dread knowledge. But the Squires of Sark wanted no warning to upset their wealth-producing monopoly on the sale of kyrt.
Somehow Rik must warn both worlds before all life was destroyed. But what could a serf do against the power of distant Sark?
Isaac Asimov (born Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, 1920–1992), was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited about 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (the sole exception being the 100s: philosophy and psychology).
Isaac Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most ... (more)