"Bismillahi 'rrahmani 'rrahim; When the day that must come shall have come suddenly; None shall treat that sudden coming as a lie; Day that shall abase! Day that shall exalt!; When the earth shall be shaken with a shock; And the mountains shall be crumbled with a crumbling; And shall become scattered dust; And into three bands shall ye be divided: ... Before thee have we granted to a man a life that shall last forever: If thou then die, shall they live forever? Every soul shall taste of death: ... But it shall come on them suddenly and shall confound them; and they shall not be able to put it back, neither shall they be respited." - The Koran; Sura LVI, Sura XXI
To Lester and Evelyn del Rey
... Thus we have seen that Earth, a planet like other civilized worlds, having a score of myriads of years of atmosphere-bound history behind her, and having begun manned local spaceflight in approximately her own year 1960, did not achieve importance on a galactic scale until her independent discovery of the gravitron polarity generator in her year 2019.
Also published as A Triumph of Time, or The Triumph of Time
Fourth and Final volume in the "Cities in flight" series. The wandering city of Manhattan has grounded itself, apparently forever, on a fair Earthlike world in the Greater Magellanic Cloud. But peace and prosperity are not the destiny of Mayor Amalfi. A conversation with the scientists of the wandering planet He leads him off to explore no less than the birthplace of matter, the source of continuous creation. But, in fact, what they have uncovered is Judgment Day for mankind, and his universe!
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:19 -0400)
"When the scientists of the wandering planet HE - in their journeys through the furthest reaches of inter-galactic space - heard the sounds of hydrogen atoms coming into existence out of NOTHING, they realized that they had accidentally discovered the birthplace of continuous creation. But they didn't know until later, much later, that they had uncovered mankind's Day of Judgement. Following up the Hevian's discovery, scientists of New Earth learned of the existence of a Universe based on Anti-Matter energy - a chemical and physical structure so antagonistic to their own Universe that the slightest contact meant instantaneous oblivion for both worlds. In desperation, the scientists joined forces to create a missile to explore this mysterious and hostile Anti-Matter Universe. But when the missile returned the scientists learned one awesome fact: In three years time the two Universes were doomed to inevitable, catastrophic collision."--Goodreads.com.