By Gordon R. Dickson
Quarantine...Ever for the reason that Earth's first starship crept out on sublight force 100 years in the past and was once met via an emissary of the Galactic Federation, guy has lived as a prisoner within the sun process. The Federation decreed that except guy may perhaps reveal his technological adulthood and go away the sun process through a faster-than-light force, he wouldn't depart it in any respect. All Earth understands the try out that guy needs to go to win Galactic Citizenship and the liberty of the celebs; the FTL force is each physicist's best precedence. yet what they can't be aware of is they paintings opposed to either an alien time-limit and human sabotage - and time is working out. until John Parent's star-drive undertaking is profitable, mankind will stay trapped within the sunlight approach, forever...
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