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by Harry Harrison

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Harry Harrison
ISBN: 0099104601
ISBN13: 978-0099104605
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow Books; New Edition edition (1975)
Pages: 212
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One Step from Earth is a collection of science fiction stories by American writer Harry Harrison, published in 1970.

One Step from Earth is a collection of science fiction stories by American writer Harry Harrison, published in 1970. The stories in the collection are tied together by the central theme of teleportation, or matter transmission as the author phrases it. The collection includes the following short stories: "One Step from Earth". No War, or Battle's Sound". The Life Preservers". From Fanaticism, or for Reward".

One Step from Earth book. Most are interesting, all The thing that most impressed me about the first Harry Harrison novels I read was the sheer speed at which the plot romped, never stopping long enough for you to question how the protagonist managed to get into that much peril. One Step From Earth is actually a series of short stories, each positing a potential sequence of events from the basic premise that instantaneous n is possible, and enacted. Like all anthologies, some are better than others.

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Do not leave,' the man called out in intergalact. Also in Arrow by Harry Harrison. He had a breath mask clipped over his nose and he held a second one out to Jagen, who quickly slipped. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63.

One Step from Earth" tells of its use to reach Mars and plant the first colony, which is much easier to manage when you're only . Happily, Harry Harrison, while best known for his humorous adventures, is a lot deeper than that.

One Step from Earth" tells of its use to reach Mars and plant the first colony, which is much easier to manage when you're only a step from home base. Pressure" is an Astounding-style tale of scientific exploration at the bottom of the Saturnian 20,000-mile-thick atmosphere. No War, or Battle's Sound" moves us three thousand years or so into a future in which Earth is threaten by invasion via MT, and the style is almost Heinleinian. All of these stories deal not just with speculative technology but with the effects of technology on people individually and on society collectively.

One Step from Earth - Harry Harrison. But it was the first step along the road to a fuller understanding of the Epsilon phenomenon

One Step from Earth - Harry Harrison. But it was the first step along the road to a fuller understanding of the Epsilon phenomenon.

Will any part of human life be the same when the vastness of the Universe lies only ONE STEP FROM EARTH? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Inside Blurb) ONE STEP FROM EARTH 'Do not leave,' the man called out in intergalact. If you are tracked this far the trail will end here. ONE STEP FROM EARTH Harry Harrison ARROW BOOKS. ARROW BOOKS LTD 3 Fitzroy Square, London WI.

Nine short stories depict the fantastic adventures of unwitting humans who make use of a remarkable machine to transmit themselves across space and through time
Comments to eBook One Step from Earth
Silvermaster
Good fun but the first story really is the best the bunch. The rest is standard fare. Not much else to say.
Rude
Science fiction is a fertile ground for thematic anthologies, though they usually are organized by an editor with an idea who invites submissions from a collection of authors. In this case, the work is all Harry's and he posits a simple idea. Suppose you could build a matter transmitter? A black-seeming screen that you could step through like a doorway and emerge, without the passage of time, across the room -- or the planet -- or the galaxy. What could you do with such a device? What would aggressive governments do with it? What would be the popular reaction? The long-range consequences? Imagine a future in which an engineer working on a space station orbiting Saturn can commute home to San Diego every night. Imagine interstellar exploration in which you could step through from Earth to a robotic ship that has been traveling at near relativistic velocities for decades, check for habitable planets, then step back to Earth. There are all sorts of possibilities here and Harry makes excellent use of ten of them.

"In the Beginning" is the set-up, how the matter transmitter -- the MT or "transmatter" -- is invented and fails to be kept secret. "One Step from Earth" tells of its use to reach Mars and plant the first colony, which is much easier to manage when you're only a step from home base. "Pressure" is an Astounding-style tale of scientific exploration at the bottom of the Saturnian 20,000-mile-thick atmosphere. "No War, or Battle's Sound" moves us three thousand years or so into a future in which Earth is threaten by invasion via MT, and the style is almost Heinleinian. "Wife to the Lord" is a whimsically tongue-in-cheek yarn of the theological consequences of being the only person on a feudal planet with access to matter transmission. "Waiting Place" considers the use by civilized worlds of one-way matter transmission to rid themselves of criminals and other social undesirables. "The Life Preservers" takes on the problem of nearly instantaneous transmission of plagues and disease mutations between planets of disparate ecologies. "From Fanaticism, or for Reward" explores the use a political assassin might make of instantaneous matter-transmission in making his escape -- at least for awhile. "Heavy Duty" puts a contact specialist on a world that has been cut off for millennia from the rest of civilization, and considers the social price of re-establishing contact. And in the far, far future of "A Tale of the Ending" a man's home -- his very existence -- is incredibly diffuse, with each room or location he moves through being situated on, or beneath, a different world, all connected by Doors. How to you view the universe when every place in it is only a step from every other place? And what does such wide choice of location do to the natural human life-cycle? And how do you go about discovering where, among a near-infinity of worlds, Man started out? (Could we really once have been confined to a single planet -- as unnatural as that seems?)

Happily, Harry Harrison, while best known for his humorous adventures, is a lot deeper than that. All of these stories deal not just with speculative technology but with the effects of technology on people individually and on society collectively. (There are no alien life forms in this particular future, so the human angle is all there is.) Technology changes. People don't, not really. These stories are very well-written examples of the best sort of "what if" writing.
Delaath
From the invention of the matter transmitter to the far future, this is a chronological set of stories revolving around that invention and its consequences.

Harrison rarely disappoints and this collection is no different. Each story is engaging and oft times fun to read. After the last one, I was sad that it was over. I was also wondering what "being human" really is.
Katius
A series of interconnected short stories, "One Step From Earth" chronicles the future history of the discovery of B-space - instant teleportation between huge distances just by stepping through a doorway. From the first discovery through the far, far future we see how humanity adapts to the technology, and how the technology adapts to humanity's needs. From colonizing Mars, to contact with alien life, to interstellar war, to the future of human evolution, Harrison intersperses bits of humor, intrigue, crime and mystery as only he can. A delightful read!
Valawye
They are many SF writers but Harry Harrison is on the pantheon of the greatest , must read for all fans of his work
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