Search the Sky Author:Frederick Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth "...satire in the grand tradition... animated, adroit, witty and sheerly entertaining." — -- New York Herald Tribune — "...one of the oddest and most individual of recent imaginative novels..." — -- H. H. Holmes — "...an engrossing novel of a voyage that begins hundreds of light years away presents a provocative satire on life in the future." — -- Ha... more »rtford Courant
Ross wanted off.
He had been born and had spent his life on Halsey's Planet, far beyond our universe. But something was wrong with the society there, something he couldn't quite name -- a feeling of breakdown and detrition. Then one of the rare space-ships came through from Earth, after a journey of several hundred years. When the descendents of the original crew stepped out and told their story, the spark was provided and Ross was off on a mission.
Other planets in these outer reaches -- also peopled by colonists from Earth -- had failed to respond to the space-ship's signals. Maybe the breakdown on Halsey had already affected them. Ross was given the chance to find out.
It was an odd mission. He didn't even know what he was looking for. But he had to go.« less