Ring Around the Sun Author:Clifford D. Simak It happened in the world of 1977: There were razor blades that would never wear out, electric light bulbs that never grew dim. Finally, there was the Forever car -- an automobile guaranteed to last for generations. — No one knew the source of the remarkable new products, or could locate the factories that were turning them out. But with frighteni... more »ng suddenness, there they were -- making entire industries obsolete almost overnight, throwing millions out of work, wrecking the entire economic system!
"Here is straight science fantasy... It deals with the daydream of a Better World Next Door; the powers of paranormal magics like the mesmerizing spin of a child's top; a superscience that can produce indestructible modern conveniences practically free of charge; and the inspiring struggle between the humdrum dirtiness of Earthly industrialism and the enchantment of far-advances science in the 'better' parallel world... It, too, in a different way, is believable, exciting and satisfying, with some of the most ingenious plot twists in recent science fiction." - Groff-Conklin, GALAXY« less