The Edge of the Knife
The Terro-Human Future History is Piper’s detailed account of the next 6000 years of human history. 1942, the year the first fission reactor was constructed, is defined as the year 1 A.E. (Atomic Era). In 1973, a nuclear war devastates the planet, eventually laying the groundwork for the emergence of a Terran Federation, once humanity goes into space and develops antigravity technology.The story “The Edge of the Knife” (collected in Empire) occurs slightly before the war, and involves a man who sees flashes of the future. It links many key elements of Piper’s series. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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February 04, 2016
A clever story of a prof in trouble for a prediction, wirh a surprise ending
March 09, 2013
Good story but I wanted more
February 15, 2013
It's a good story, but the reader's voice is painful to the ears.
November 24, 2012
Just about the right length, about the right number of interesting characters and a cleverly constructed plot. A very good read.