The Edge of the Knife

Read by jfmarchini

(4 stars; 129 reviews)

The Terro-Human Future History is Piper's detailed account of the next 6000 years of human history. 1942, the year the first fission reactor was constructed, is defined as the year 1 A.E. (Atomic Era). In 1973, a nuclear war devastates the planet, eventually laying the groundwork for the emergence of a Terran Federation, once humanity goes into space and develops antigravity technology. The story "The Edge of the Knife" (collected in Empire) occurs slightly before the war, and involves a man who sees flashes of the future. It links many key elements of Piper's series. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(1 hr 48 min)


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Edge of the Knife

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed the ending, although, as with most of H. Beam Piper's books I wish it could've been longer. The reading was well done, but it would have been better if the sound had been amplified a bit. It was hard to play it loudly over my laptop speakers.

I like this story

(4 stars)

Imagine if you could see the future. What would you do with that knowledge? What if no one believed you? These questions are examined (briefly!) in this short story. I'd like to see it made into a movie, its very compelling. Reading was also very good.

Rod Sterling eat your heart out

(4.5 stars)

Ended kind of like a Twilight Zone episode. Leaves you wanting for more. But for that, it'd merit 5★s. Were it not that Mr Piper is gone, Someone should have gone all 'Misery' on him, and make him finish.

(4.5 stars)

Enjoyed the story and the reading!!! Yes, the quality is not the best but the reader does voices masterfully! The story itself is unusual, allows you to put yourself into the main heroes shoes. Like others I wish it continued.

The Edge of the Knife

(5 stars)

A very engaging tale. The reader seems to needs more experiance, the quality having faltered in parts of the recording.

wish it continued

(4 stars)

good book and hard to describe without spoiling the ending but I wish it was continued

New reader?

(2 stars)

Interesting story. Reader needs to slow down. Sometimes the reading is garbbled or misprounced.

(5 stars)

Some others complained about the reader but I quite enjoyed the reading. fun book