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Masters of Evolution / Fire in the Heavens

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Masters of Evolution / Fire in the Heavens

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Author: Damon Knight
George O. Smith
Publisher: Ace Books, 1959

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Masters of Evolution

Alvah Gustad was typical of New York City's twenty million citizens. He took for granted such luxuries as synthetic foods and robot-servants, and he knew beyond a doubt that the Cities offered the only acceptable way of life for civilized man.

But roaming the vast plains between the continent's five Cities, ever growing and expanding, were the dreaded tribes of Muckfeet. In direct antithesis to the City dwellers, these illiterate savages actually GREW food and RAISED animals. And how they smelled! It was so bad that Alvah could feel his stomach churn at the mere mention of their name.

There was one thing in the Muckfoot territory that the Cities did need, though-metal ores. And Alvah, faced with the job of liason to the tribes around New York, had to somehow make his patriotism outweigh his nausea. If he succeeded, the Cities would be monuments to eternity; if he failed...

Fire in the Heavens

Race against doomsday!


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