'You are an artificially constructed human being, a mobile gathering device.'
That is what the computer's metallic voice tells Tanner when it releases him from his cell. Naked, unarmed, with no memory to guide him, he emerges into a savage world, into the ruins of Manhattan in the 23rd century where wild animals roam and men have become cannibals in a frantic struggle to survive.
Who has unleashed this chaos upon the world Has Tanner really been dispatched to gather facts to help save the tragic remnants of humanity Or is he to be the final instrument of its destruction
Ted White (1938 - )
Theodore Edwin White is an author, critic, musician and DJ. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam (as Ron Archer) and with Terry Carr (as Norman Edwards). His CV as an editor is impressive: assistant editor for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from 1963 - 1968, editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic from 1969-1978 and editor of Heavy Metal from 1979-1980. A prolific contributor to science fiction fanzines since his teens, he won a Hugo Award in 1968 for Best Fan Writer.