name of a book

When I was a kid I joined the science fiction book club. In their monthly catalogue, there was an ad for a book about a man returning to earth billions of years in the future after a space travel accident. When he comes back, the earth is in orbit around Jupiter and the planet’s life-forms are totally unrecognizeably different.

The blurb intrigued me, but I never ordered it. And now, many many years later, I do not remember the name of the book.

Does the plot sound familiar to anyone? Anyone got any info on the book?


Piece of cake. It was “A World Out of Time” by Larry Niven. By coincidence, I bought that very book from the SFBC. Recommended.