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Destiny Times Three / Riding the Torch

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Riding the Torch
by Norman Spinrad
Two thousand spaceships drive through the void, carrying everything that survives of Earth's life, searching for a new home for man - but the endless depths of space hold an ultimate, unfaceable secret...

Destiny Times Three
by Fritz Leiber
The Probability Engine made differing timelines a reality: alternate universes real enough to exist sid
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Mass Market Paperback, Binary Star #1, 251 pages
Published August 1st 1978 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1978)
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4.5 stars. I have only read "Riding the Torch" so my review is based on this novella. A post apocalyptic story of mankind traveling in space in search of a world to replace the now dead Earth. The main character, Jofe D'mahl, is a "sensory artist" whose art allows the audience to experience the artist's work through sensory experiences. When it is announced that a new planet has been found Jofe goes along on the expedition only to make a frightning discovery that will change mankind forever. A s ...more
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Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. was one of the more interesting of the young writers who came into HP Lovecraft's orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than sf or fantasy. He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at variou ...more
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