Eighteen-year-old Frank Marshall discovers that he's an expendable anachronism from the past after he is swept up, by mistake, into a morbid future. The five hundred year interval has produced a system controlled by three gigantic corporations which are ruled by a hereditary elite. An error on the part of the Syncom system has substituted Frank for a star-drive machine. Frank is stripped and mind probed and is about to be eliminated except for the attentions of young Damian, the daughter of the Syncom Lord. Then Frank and Damian are kidnapped by a rival corporation in a plot that fails to kill them and they are forced to make their way through the burrows of the peasant establishment, receiving help from two malcontents--a woman whose husband and son had been destroyed in a corporation clash and a man whose son had been turned into a monstrous freak through corporation experiments. In the process Damian revises her notions about the Establishment and the people and will, hopefully, as an Heir Apparent, begin with reforms. Frank is returned to 1969 with barely a second lost but he has undergone a considerable maturing process. The plot has a certain relevancy and the author makes Frank and Damian a sympathetic, touching couple. No Time could be read in no time.