Star Trek and Twilight Zone writer Jerry Sohl's most beloved novel.
Dr. Winfield Costigan had designed his "Needle" as a boon to medical research. But few men are able to let well enough alone, and when the Inland Electronics Company puts up a huge sum to finance the project, Costigan constructs a needle big enough to allow a man to step inside. At a secret testing, Glenn Basher of Inland Electronics draws the short straw and passes through the eye of the needle. Trouble is, he does not reappear.
Naturally, the police begin to show interest in the case of the missing man. Interference by the press and finally the meddling of a fanatic bring things to a most eerie climax on "the other side" of the needle.
This is science fiction of a most entertaining varietya fantastic adventure in time, but peopled with fully developed characters in situations that allow them to react in a most human way.
"Jerry Sohl undoubtedly possesses one of the most imaginative minds of our day."
Jerry Sohl is the acclaimed writer for Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and scores more scripts and novels.