Keston Ochiltree's visit home had been short and disastrous. His newborn nephew had proved to be one of the Hopeless Ones and had only served to remind him of the present plight of mankind. Keston knew that the decision he was being called on to make might mean a new start for humanity or the end of their underwater civilization.
Each day found more Hopeless Ones being born: pitiful creatures with webbed hands and feet. More important, the inhuman Zammu were pressing their attack in a fierce struggle between species. Most important, the silver sky was lowering. The shimmering sky-level would soon shrink until they all burned in the gaseous beyond!
So Keston's decision might mean everything. Should he stay in the Emperor's shark-cavalry and fight the Zammu? Or should he join Professor Lansing in an illegal expediton beyond the shimmering sky?
Meeting At Infinity
By John Brunner
Cover by John Schoenherr
Allyn Vage was once a beautiful woman, but due to an accident-which may have been a murder attempt-she was now a hopeless cripple, burned and disfigured, and without the senses of sight, hearing, touch, and taste. When they brought her to Dr. Jome Knard, that noted physician had no choice but to employ a certain apparently miraculous device, incomprehensible even to him, to keep her immobile body alive and to restore and regulate her sensory perception.
This strange machine had been imported from the (semingly) primitive parallel world of Akkilmar. They had allowed it to be exported but there was something about it they couldn't - or wouldn't - explain.
Little did the doctor and the patient realize that they had grasped a lever which could topple a world!
Covers are terrific: clean, shiny, only one crease (upper right corner of Bulmer side), very little wear. Spine is nubbed at the corner. Pages are browned. Binding is tight and square.