The Wrong End of Time Author:John Brunner The time is the future. The place, an America so isolated by fear that it is cut off from the rest of the world by a massive defense system. Into this armed, barricaded state comes a young Russian scientist bearing a strange - and almost unbelievable story... — Superior intelligent life - of a far higher order than any on earth - has been detecte... more »d near the planet Pluto. Immune themselves by virtue of their far greater intelligence, these Aliens are about to destroy the planet earth.
The only person who can provide the solution is a brilliant and clairvoyant young American black, hunted by the ever-present police, hidden far within the turbulent, festering slum of one of America's jungle cities. Somehow he must be found, and found before the planet melts in one final holocaust...« less