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Cover by : Eric Frank Russell
    published :1962
subject :Science Fiction
size : 109.8 KiB in cover
328.1 KiB in 2,351 paragraphs
~ 168 pages
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added by : Jotunbane (21 Jan 2010)
 
 

A cheap faster-than-light drive system has permitted the population of the galaxy. Each planet has become the home for a particular social group. Four hundred years after the diaspora, a spaceship from Earth visits three of the planets, the first steps to unifying the galaxy under a new Empire. Things do not go entirely as hoped, as the incompetent military authoritarians of the ship encounter three very different societies.

Twenty-three years after the novel was published, it won a Prometheus Hall of Fame Award.

 
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Published by Dodd, Mead and Company

ISBN : 0-380-00316-3
Contents
     Prologue
     Chapter 1
     Chapter 2
     Chapter 3
     Chapter 4
     Chapter 5
     Chapter 6
     Chapter 7
     Chapter 8
     Chapter 9
     Chapter 10
     Chapter 11
     Chapter 12
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