"A fine example of Hamilton's skill in encapsulating an enormous theme into the neat and perfect compass of a short story." -Leigh Brackett
As man evolves what changes will he undergo in a thousand years? A million or more?
The narrator, Arthur Wright, and his friend Hugh Dutton visit their former classmate, Dr. John Pollard at his combination house/laboratory. Pollard, a classic mad scientist, has been conducting research into the question of what causes the mutations that drive evolution. He's build a device that can transform an individual man into something humanity will be millions of years into future - so you can see humanity's future today. Pollard has not only discovered the cause of evolution on earth, but is prepared to make possible evolution many times faster than man ordinarily experiences. Of course, things go horribly wrong, even though the machine works perfectly.
Book year: 2013
Book pages: 34
Book language: en
File size: 202.99 KB
File type: epub
Published: 29 December 2020 - 14:00
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