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Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

by Brian Aldiss

Cover artist: Paul Lehr

Publisher: Signet

Pub year: 1960

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

The exciting chronicle-novel of eight distant tomorrows — each another step forward into the future reaches of time and space.

Back cover text

From the slime to the stars

It was logical, once one accepted the basic premise. Life evolved.

Judged by results, it was orderly. Fish, monkey, man. And what then? Was there a step beyond man?

This extraordinary chronicle-novel of the future takes us step by step into the dim reaches of tomorrow. Here is a shattering view of a galaxy encompassing millions of planets — each harboring a potential for life ... some in a form more advanced, some more primitive, than man.

Brian Aldiss is the brilliant young author of Starship and No Time Like Tomorrow. Born and educated in England, he spent the war years in the service and the next eight years as a bookseller. Since 1957 he has been Literary Editor of the Oxford Mail.

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Interior text

The Long Reaches of Tomorrow

How often have you wondered: Where do we go from here? This imaginative book provides one set of somber yet exciting answers.

Through the long march of millennia — the War Millennia, the Sterile Millennia, the Robot Millennia — Brian Aldiss shows us fascinating glimpses of the future: each a gigantic step forward in the reckoning of man, each a minute progression in the un-winking eye of the universe.

And ... after the Dark millennia, the Star Millennia, the Mutant Millennia, what comes next? What is at the end? ...Another beginning?