'Another Turn of the Wheel' is about one man's efforts to return to Earth, the home of his ancestors. It is believed that Earth has no human survivors, all having perished as the result of the accidental release of a genetically engineered microbe. STAB, the SHORT TERM ARMAGEDDON BUG, was developed as the ultimate weapon, destroying humans, only in controlled, selected areas. The microbe's short term life is enhanced by exposure to radiation and spreads to all parts of the world before dying out.
In his efforts to reach Earth, Hobart Fenn finds a greater destiny, that of attempting to reunite two very different human cultures. His society is physically healthy but mentally and socially stagnant, having developed on an artificial satellite for several centuries under tyrannical rulers.
The other culture is made up of the remnants of an Earth civilisation which had come close to extinction. It is a society with a high mental potential, but with a poor population growth and memory affliction that threatens its very survival.
Can Fenn, opposed by the tyrannical rulers of the 'Wheel', reach Earth and unite the two cultures?