Pebble in the Sky Author:Isaac Asimov Two minutes before he disappeared from the face of the earth he knew, Joseph Schwartz strolled along the pleasant streets of suburban Chicago. Then between one step and the next, he was suddenly whirled through space and unknown aeons of time. — Schwartz awakened to a weird and terrifying world in the future. All the planets of the universe had b... more »een conquered and held in check by the central government of the Galactic Empire.
And slowly Schwartz realized that he had arrived on the eve of a huge, galactic revolution -- a revolt so vicious and so bitter that it would end in the complete annihilation of the human race.
And he, Joseph Schwartz, was the only living soul with the power to prevent the disaster.« less