At a glance:
- Author: Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob
- First Published: 1969
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Science fiction—cosmic voyage
- Time of Work: The late twentieth century, with flashbacks and flashforwards
- Setting: Earth, Neptune, and local areas of the galaxy
- Genres: Long fiction, Science fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Twentieth century, Other worlds, Space flight or travel, Personality, Earth, Intellect
- Locales: Space, Earth, Neptune
Nonwhite people must be wary in late twentieth century Georgia, but fleeing Ivo Archer stands still when his pursuer whispers “Swinehood hath no remedy.” The phrase from Sidney Lanier’s poem compels Ivo to accompany Harold Gorton to the secret space-borne macroscope facility where Bradley Carpenter works.
Brad and Ivo are products of a project to breed and raise highly intelligent people. Like many of the children in the project, Ivo chose an imaginary parent—in his case, Sidney Lanier—and strove to learn all he could about the poet. Brad knows that Ivo...
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