Earth Among the Stars

Chapter I
1937 — 2017

Militarists also were strongly opposed to the new invention; for in the cheap and efficient production of illusory sexual embraces they saw a danger even more serious than contraception. The supply of cannon-fodder would decline.

Chapter I
Earth Among the Stars (p. 13)





Chapter I
The Earth; 1. The Starting Point (p. 11)
I began to lose heart. The appalling desert of darkness and barren fire, the huge emptiness so sparsely pricked with scintillations, the colossal futility of the whole universe, hideously oppressed me.

Chapter II: Interstellar Travel

Strange that in my remoteness I seemed to feel, as never before, the vital presence of Earth as of a creature alive but tranced and obscurely yearning to wake.