Given: Earth 400 years from now - a rotten society which mankind is doomed to die out.
A solution to the problem - an ultra-intelligent computer to govern humanity.
One man of seemingly average intelligence, but with incredible I.Q. potential.
And you have: A corrupt society turned into a world where there is no corruption, because Mother Machine knows what's best for her human children and does it. Where that same all-powerful computer is rapidly turning men into zombies.
And where the world's only hope turns out to be one outlawed not-average man.
Philip E. High (1914 - 2006)
Philip Empson High was an English science fiction author. Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in 1914, his writing career spanned over 50 years and encompassed 14 novels and numerous short stories. Philip E. High made his name initially in the 1950s with a series of short stories for magazines such as Authentic Science Fiction, New Worlds and Nebula. A collection of his short fiction, The Best of Philip E. High, was published in 2002.