Julian West had been put into a hypnotic trance and placed in a sealed room. Then the house burned down and he was forgotten...until he awoke forty years later. It was the year 2000, and it seemed like Utopia.
But would it be Utopia for Julian West He was a man of the past, totally unable to adapt to the unbelievable social, political and cultural changes; totally unable to assimilate the explosive advances in all branches of knowledge.
Julian West was a child, lost among the wonders of the Twenty-First Century - but he would have to adapt and learn if he wanted to survive.
Mack Reynolds (1917-1983)
Dallas McCord ('Mack') Reynolds was born in California in 1917. His father was the Socialist Labor Party Presidential Candidate on two occasions, and Reynolds' life and work were deeply affected by his political upbringing. After early careers in newspapers and computing, Reynolds returned from the Second World War and began to write science fiction. Based in Mexico but travelling widely in his role as Travel Editor for a men's magazine, he started slowly but surely to sell his work. Mack Reynolds wrote the first Star Trek novel, Mission to Horatius, and was once voted Most popular SF Author by the readers of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. He died in 1983.