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is a science fiction novel by author Robert Silverberg
Robert Silverberg is an American author, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple nominee of the Hugo Award and a winner of the Nebula Award.-Early years:...
. It was published in 1958
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by Gnome Press
Gnome Press was an American small-press publishing company primarily known for publishing many science fiction classics.The company was founded in 1948 by Martin Greenberg and David A. Kyle. Many of Gnome's titles were reprinted in England by Boardman Books...
in an edition of 5,000 copies, of which only 3,000 were bound. It was reprinted as a second edition in hardcover by Meredith Press in 1969.
The novel concerns twins, one of whom travels in a spaceship and is subject to the Fitzgerald contraction thus aging slower than the other.
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reviewer Floyd C. Gale received the novel unfavorably, finding that while "exciting story elements abound, . . . too many happenstances and line-of-least resistance writing steal too much of its effectiveness."