Proteus Unbound

There were problems with the Form Change process. One or two malfunctions at first: people emerging from the tanks in an incorrect form or completely unchanged. For three years it had been getting worse. Now there had been deaths, and on the space farms, panic was setting in. People were refusing to go into the tanks. Yet out in the Cloudlands, they needed continuous small form corrections just to stay effective. As the faults increased, their society was on an exponential curve to disaster.

Cover Art by NASA Image Exchange

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, 1989

Printed in the United States of America

eISBN: 978-1-61824-053-8

Copyright 1989 by Charles Sheffield

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

Electronic version by Baen Books