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Dr. Marchand was the pivotal force in the creation of technology that allowed us to colonize the stars. But now it appears that an even better technology has been discovered, and Marchand wonders if he actually helped humankind at all.
With his consciousness "smithed" into a chimpanzee's body, Marchand will visit the Tycho Brahe (the starship that left earth so many years ago to colonize new worlds) and explore with its crew and colonists until they find a home.
Originally published in If, Nov. 1964.
Reprinted in The Best of Frederik Pohl, 1975 and Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology, ed. Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Bluejay 1986.
Original title: Father of the Stars
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Travel & Exploration
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Best of Frederik Pohl, the (1975) [Collection]
Author: Frederik Pohl