The Black Star Passes

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THREE AGAINST THE STARS

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 ...

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Overview

THREE AGAINST THE STARS

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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One of the greatest names in science fiction is that of John W. Campbell. Famed as the editor of Astounding Science Fiction -- now Analog -- John. W. Campbell was earlier known for his exciting, imaginative novels of super-science, which placed his name alongside such greats as Edward E. Smith and Edmund Hamilton.

The Black Star Passes is such a book, narrating the adventures of the Earth scientists Arcot, Wade, and Morey, as they fight at first for the freedom of their planet, and then for the safety of the entire solar system. For cosmic scope, daring concepts, and sweeping adventure, it has never been surpassed.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780843959215
  • Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/29/2008
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Friskyshadow

    Kits? ~ Friskyshadow

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    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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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post six

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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post eleven. Violettsky

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    Violettsky

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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post five

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    Posted August 23, 2013

    Brindletail

    She padds in

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    Posted August 26, 2013

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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

    See below. Post three

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    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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