Caster was a typical city of the age. Its people were inoculated every year with U4--a drug which prevented them from asking the questions which ought to be asked. Clint Pearson had worked out a system for missing the inoculation. Only he knew that things were badly wrong. Somehow they had to make a break in the circle and think again about what a community should be like. He found allies in an outlawed, underground group. Wayne Presbon--a massive youth with the Viking spirit and two girls--Kali and Rhoda. But it was a small group to attempt to change a whole country. Until they stumbled on a piece of forgotten space age machinery. Then they could challenge the METIS--that sinister oracle which was the final power in the land.
Used availability for John Rankine's Forgotten Rocket
February 2003 : UK Paperback
October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition