By Larry Niven
Jaybee Corbell aroused from sleep after greater than 2 hundred years as a corpsicle -- in somebody else's physique, and below sentence of quick annihilation if he made a fallacious circulation whereas they have been education him for a one-way project to the stars.
But Corbell picked his time and made his personal flow. as soon as he was once outbound, the place the Society that governed Earth couldn't achieve him, he headed his starship towards the galactic center, the place the unbelievable energies of the Universe wrenched the material of time and house and promised ultimate get away from his captors.
Then he back to an Earth eons older than the only he'd left...a planet that had had 3,000,000 years to improve perils he had by no means dreamed of -- perils that grew to become nightmares that he needed to escape...somehow!
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