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Eternal Frontier (2002) [Collection]
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Spreading through the cosmos, Earth's colonists have almost divided into two separate species. The Swimmers, adapted to living in zero-gravity, regard themselves as the next step in evolution, scorning planetary surface dwellers as little better than apes. The latter group, the Walkers, are not about to say farewell to the planets they grew up on, and think the Swimmers are not so much advanced as deranged.

Crowell, born a Swimmer but now a Walker by choice, is caught in the middle as the two sides seem headed for war. Then he discovers the true cause of the altercation: a hidden alien race moving behind the scenes, striking at both groups. If he cannot convince the two sides of the existence of the real enemy, both branches of the human race may be headed for untimely extinction.

This full length novel, and much more, fill a huge volume from the master of science fiction adventure.


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    • The Big Terrarium, first published in Saturn May 1957
    • Summer Guests, first published in IF September 1959
    • Captives of the Thieve-Star, first published in Planet Stories May 1951
    • Caretaker, first published in Galaxy July 1953
    • One Step Ahead, first published in IF April 1974
    • Left Hand, Right Hand, first published in Amazing November 1962
  • Homo Excelsior
    • The Ties of Earth, first published in Galaxy November-December 1955
    • Spacemaster, first published in New Writings in SF3 1965
    • The Altruist, first published in Galaxy september 1952
    • Oneness, first published in Analog May 1963
  • Dark Visions
    • We Don't Want Any Trouble, first published in Galaxy June 1953
    • Just Curious, first published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine December 1968
    • Would You?, first published in Fantastic December 1969
    • These Are the Arts, first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction December 1968
    • Clean Slate, first published in Amazing September 1964
  • Time for Crime
    • Crime Buff, first published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine August 1973
    • Ham Sandwich, first published in Analog June 1963
    • Where the Time Went, first published in IF November 1968
    • An Incident on Route 12, first published in IF January 1962
    • Swift Completion, first published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine March 1962
    • Faddist, first published in Bizarre Mystery January 1966
  • The Eternal Frontiers, first published by G.P. Putman's Sons 1973
  • Afterword by Eric Flint
  • James H. Schmitz Chronography by Guy Gordon
Edited by Eric Flint and Guy Gordon

Original title: Eternal Frontier
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

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Eternal Frontier (2002)
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Language: English

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Eternal Frontier (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverdale, NY
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 0743471903
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 1.3
Pages: 725

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