Can any one tell me the name of a sci-fi novel in which characters in a spaceship hunt for a 'mythical' long forgotten Earth.
- They use 'rutters,' an ancient book which contains images of symbolic forms/animals that indicate how to traverse a path through the gateways. The symbolic images/charts are coded stars/planets to be followed upon this journey.
- Earth is a long forgotten planet, almost a forgotten myth.
- The 'Rutter' is ancient and valuable.
- At the end of the journey Earth is hidden. It is found following further examination of the symbolism in the book/chart.