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The Black Star Passes [NOOK Book]

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A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention....First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets....The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....These were the three challenges that tested the skill and minds of the brilliant team of scientist-astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey. Their initial adventures are a classic of science-fiction which first brought the name of their author, ...
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Overview

A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention....First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets....The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....These were the three challenges that tested the skill and minds of the brilliant team of scientist-astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey. Their initial adventures are a classic of science-fiction which first brought the name of their author, John W. Campbell, into prominence as a master of the inventive imagination.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016491134
  • Publisher: Science Fiction Ebooks
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 174 KB

Meet the Author

JOHN W. CAMPBELL first started writing in 1930 when his first short story, When the Atoms Failed, was accepted by a science-fiction magazine. At that time he was twenty years old and still a student at college. As the title of the story indicates, he was even at that time occupied with the significance of atomic energy and nuclear physics.
For the next seven years, Campbell, bolstered by a scientific background that ran from childhood experiments, to study at Duke University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote and sold science-fiction, achieving for himself an enviable reputation in the field.
In 1937 he became the editor of Astounding Stories magazine and applied himself at once to the task of bettering the magazine and the field of s-f writing in general. His influence on science-fiction since then cannot be underestimated. Today he still remains as the editor of that magazine's evolved and redesigned successor, Analog.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Cloudedpaw

    Cloudedpaw padded in and sniffed the air. She smelled rabbit! She followed the trail until the rabbit came into view. She stalked it until she was as close as she dared. Then she sprang and sank her teeth into its neck. It died immediately. Cloudedpaw carried it back to Everdawn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Friskyshadow

    Kits? ~ Friskyshadow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post nine. Violettsky

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    Posted August 25, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post eight. Violettsky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post six

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post eleven. Violettsky

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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post ten. Violettsky

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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post seven. Violettsky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post five

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Brindletail

    She padds in

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    Posted August 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post three

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    Did you know your den is a poly result? Post one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    In res nine now. The res changed due to res moving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Blazestar

    Sheesh it didn't show calm yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Surprisingly engaging

    Scifi is often dated. The cutting edge speculation of yester-year rarely holds up to modern developments. In Black Star, the airplanes of the 23rd century (thats still 200 years from today) are driven by propellers, there is no concept of electronics, and the authors theory about the formation of planets seems almost silly.
    However, once you get past those sorts of things, there is a lot of interesting ideas in there, ones I haven't read in other scifi stories. Which, when you consider it was written in 1930, is remarkable.
    So if you can cut him some slack for not being prescient, you're in for an interesting fun read.

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