It was carnival time on Earth. Prosperity was at its peak; science had triumphed over environment: all human needs were taken care of by computers, robots and androids. There was nothing left for humans to do but enjoy themselves ... to seek pleasure where they found it, without inhibitions and without thinking the price.
Then an android died -- in a senseless, brutal murder. And young Derry Horn was shocked out of his boredom and alienation. His life of flabby ease had not prepared him for a fantastically dangerous mission to outlying, primitive stars -- but now, at last, he had a reason for living. And even when he found himself a prisoner of ruthless slavers, even when he learned the shocking truth about what the androids really were and where they came from ... even when he saw all the laws of the orderly, civilized universe he knew turned upside-down and inside-out ... he fought on. For that universe had to be shattered and reborn -- even if Derry Horn and the Earth he had irrevocably left behind died in the process!
Original title: Into the Slave Nebula
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction