By Bob Shaw
For hundreds of years mankind have been looking for liveable planets—without good fortune. Then Vance Garamond, fleeing the wrath of the de facto ruler of Earth, chanced on a Dyson Sphere, the inner floor of which was once higher than 5 billion Earths… and inhabited through an alien species.
Originally released 1974 by means of UPD Publishing.
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