The colonists of the planet Newmanhome realized something was terribly wrong, apparently beyond the laws of physics, when their planet's star began to shift, the climate began to cool down, and the colony was forced into a desperate struggle to survive. And something seemed to have gone wrong with the fundamental laws of physics. Viktor Sorricaine was determined to discover what force had suddenly sent his world hurtling toward the ends of the universe. But the answer was something beyond the wildest imagination of any merely human mind . . .
“A mind-expanding experience.” —The Washington Post
“Frederick Pohl succeeds where others wouldn't even dare . . .” —The Denver Post
“Pohl's sparkling wit attaches itself to macro- and microcosmic themes in a novel which pits a luckless human hero against a childlike being of inordinate power and extraordinary paranoia. Grand in scope, poignant in delivery; highly recommended.” —Booklist