The Currents of Space - Isaac Asimov

The Currents of Space

By Isaac Asimov

  • Release Date: 2019-06-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings


High above the planet Florinia, the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort. Down in the eternal spring of the planet, however, the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters. Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible. Not only do the Florinians no longer have a concept of freedom, any disruption of the vital kyrt trade would cause other planets to rise in protest, ultimately destabilizing trade and resulting in a galactic war. So the Trantorian Empire, whose grand plan is to unite all humanity in peace, prosperity, and freedom, has stood aside and allowed the oppression to continue. Living among the workers of Florinia, Rik is a man without a memory or a past. He has been abducted and brainwashed. Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found, Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives. But as his memories begin to return, Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver: Everyone on Florinia is doomed . . . the Currents of Space are bringing destruction. But if the planet is evacuated, the power of Sark will end--so some would finish the job and would kill the messenger. The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance.


  • Excellent Story, Bad Transcription

    By Mikey1960
    Issac Asimov stories are always great. But this book has far too many transcription errors. I lost count of how many different ways “Rik” was spelled. Plus so many countless other words were rendered absolute nonsense that causes the reader to pause to try to guess what the word was supposed to be.
  • Bad scan of hard copy

    By DEN-?
    Well-written but TERRIBLE text character recognition. Obvious that no one bothered to do a pass through the text to clean up hundreds of errors that actually made reading a challenge. Buy a used paperback not this digital edition.