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One Step from Earth by Harry Harrison


Remember the excitement of seeing the first live television pictures transmitted to earth from the moon? The pace of scientific discovery is fast; and some people who saw those pictures can remember clearly what the world was like before the coming of the motor-car. Is it then too fantastic to imagine the development of a machine that will transmit objects, people as easily as television images? Matter transmitters are not new to SF. But the nine ingenious stories in this book explore some of the strange situations that might arise if man conquers deep space not with vast fleets of star ships, but with matter transmission. The stories begin with early developments in the 1900's and progress to the far future when man has passed from the face of the Earth. Step through the MT Door with Harry Harrison into sad, violent and awe-inspiring visions of the future. You will not be disappointed.

Introduction - The Matter Transmitter
One Step from Earth
No War, or Battle's Sound
Wife to the Lord
Waiting Place
The Life Preservers
From Fanaticism, or for Reward
Heavy Duty
A Tale of the Ending


Publisher (Year): Science Fiction Book Club (1973)
Binding (ISBN): Hardback (n/a)
Cover Art: n/a

Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket intact and in very good condition - a little rubbing/shelf-wear to edges and corners, a little tanning to top edge and to rear. Book itself also in very good condition - a little rubbing to corners, tanned pages.

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