Beyond the Sealed World Author:Rena Vale A masterpiece to rank with CHILDHOOD'S END and GREEN HILLS OF EARTH -- a strange adventure of an outcast struggling for survival in a warp of time. — "Daly 1444 is an atavist. Cast him out of the sealed world into the wasteland to die." — Thus ordered the Masters of Science, the ruling body of the Glassteel Civilization. And so Daly 1444, convic... more »ted of primitive longings to be a man instead of a number, was forced to become an Opener -- a fearful voyager into the dangerous world of natural sun and light outside his antiseptic culture.
To his great surprise, Daly found not one but several worlds -- each at a different level of achievement, each incomplete without the other, each desperate to rule supreme. At first he struggled only for his own life amidst conditions for which his test-tube life had ill-equipped him. But soon he realized that not only his future was at stake, but the future of all the worlds of Easth -- and that he was the one man who could save the Universe!« less