Author: Robert Silverberg
Original language: English
Publisher: Doubleday, 1971
Urban Monad 116: A lofty spire a thousand stories high, where over 880,000 souls live out their perfectly regulated lives in peace and plenty.
But inside their glorious world are a few who dare to doubt and dream:
Aurea Holston — a beautiful young bride who fears leaving the only world she’s ever known.
Dillon Chrimes — cosmos group pop star, who becomes one of the urbmon in an orgiastic, mind-shattering trip.
Jason Quevedo — historian, who gets his kicks from the perverse savagery of an earlier age.
Siegmund Kluver — virile young man-on-the-way-up, who sees the nightmare behind the urbmon’s shining facade.
And Michael Statler — who dares to escape…