The Company Of Gods
On a planet at the edge of the galaxy long torn by devastating wars, a man is assigned to monitoring duties – to detect any sign of aggressiveness that might trigger another conflict. In fulfilling this task, Lewis Orne, interplanetary troubleshooter, discovers himself extrasensory powers of awesome potantial.
Because of his powers he is invited to join the company of “gods” and faces complex and perilous rites of passage in deep space. Frank Herbert, in his most memorable novel since the DUNE books, has created an adventure of unsurpassed excitement.
This novel resulted from the expansion of 4 short stories:
- You Take the High Road (Astounding Science Fiction, 5/58)
- Missing Link (Astounding Science Fiction, 2/59)
- Operation Haystack (Astounding Science Fiction, 5/59)
- The Priests of Psi (Fantastic Science Fiction Stories, 2/60)
- Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. XLVV (Herbert + Anderson + Brackett + Kornbluth) (sciencefictionruminations.wordpress.com)
- The Science Fiction Alphabet: H is for Herbert (scifibookreader.wordpress.com)