The galaxy’s inhabited planets are held together by the repressive Eron Company, the apparent holder of the secret to faster–than–light travel through the Tubes, the network linking the scattered worlds together. Mysterious parties have hired the adventurer Horn to assassinate the company's general manager, Garth Kohlnar. Horn completes his mission, and in the ensuing manhunt encounters Wendre Kohlnar, the daughter and now possibly the heir of the dead man.
Escaping through a transdimensional Tube, Horn finds himself on the planet Eron, a world consumed by the Eron Company. There he encounters a corrupt aristocracy, a brewing power struggle over the succession, a covert revolution, and the mystery of who actually knows the secret of the Tubes.
Genres: science fiction
Jack Williamson (John Stewart Williamson, 1908–2006) was an American science fiction author.
Jack Williamson has been in the forefront of science fiction since his first published story in 1928. Williamson is the acclaimed author of The Humanoids and The Legion of Time. He is considered to be "The Dean of Science Fiction".
Jack Williamson. Wikipedia.