The million cities cover every inch of the Earth’s surface with a gleaming metal skin. They penetrate deep into the planet’s core. And billions of people crowd them, fast squandering the depleted resources of an aging world.
The way forward for the human race lies in only one direction: outward to the stars. But only the Chartists are capable of building starships. And the government has outlawed them and subjected them to a vicious reign of terror.
But the Chartists are not what they seem.
About the Author
J.T. McIntosh is the pseudonym used by the Scottish science fiction writer James Murdoch Macgregor. Born in 1925 in Renfrewshire, he published his first short story in 1950 in Astounding Science Fiction. His first novel was published in 1953. He died in 2008.