Like a great, lethal snake, plague creeps through the galaxies. No conscious entity can halt its progress, and life is slowly draining from planet after planet.
Only one super-intelligence is capable of preventing cataclysm. To do it, he must penetrate far beyond infinity—to the formless, deathless creature out to kill the universe.
The life of an anthropologist is no doubt filled much of the time with the monotonous routine of carefully assembling powdery relics of ancient races and civilizations. But White's lone Peruvian odyssey was most unusual. A story pseudonymously C. H. Liddell penned by one of the greats in the genre.
This etext was produced from Fantastic Universe May 1954.