A fix-up novel. Portions of this book appeared, in somewhat different form, in ''Astounding Science Fiction'' for January 1959 and January 1960, and in ''Fantastic Universe'' for October 1959.
WAS IT A TRAP?
The colonists' ships sped toward the far star – they were free at last from the tyrannical government which had oppressed them from birth.
Then came the message from Earth – "Return at once – new government – guarantee your freedom – at home!"
Was this a reprieve from death – for the perilous ordeal of colonizing an unknown planet would cost many lives – or was it a trick?
There were only hours to decide – for it was almost too late to turn back...
In ORBIT UNLIMITED, Poul Anderson writes a stirring and fascinating adventure of tomorrow.
Genres: science fiction
Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.