The Black Star Passes [NOOK Book]

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The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....


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Taj Lamor gazed steadily down at the vast dim bulk of the ancient city spread out beneath him. In the feeble light of the stars its mighty masses of up-flung metal buildings loomed strangely, like the shells ...
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Overview

The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....


Excerpt

Taj Lamor gazed steadily down at the vast dim bulk of the ancient city spread out beneath him. In the feeble light of the stars its mighty masses of up-flung metal buildings loomed strangely, like the shells of some vast race of crustacea, long extinct. Slowly he turned, gazing now out across the great plaza, where rested long rows of slender, yet mighty ships. Thoughtfully he stared at their dim, half-seen shapes.

Taj Lamor was not human. Though he was humanoid, Earth had never seen creatures just like him. His seven foot high figure seemed a bit ungainly by Terrestrial standards, and his strangely white, hairless flesh, suggesting unbaked dough, somehow gave the impression of near-transparency. His eyes were disproportionately large, and the black disc of pupil in the white corneas was intensified by contrast. Yet perhaps his race better deserved the designation homo sapiens than Terrestrians do, for it was wise with the accumulated wisdom of uncounted eons.

He turned to the other man in the high, cylindrical, dimly lit tower room overlooking the dark metropolis, a man far older than Taj Lamor, his narrow shoulders bent, and his features grayed with his years. His single short, tight-fitting garment of black plastic marked him as one of the Elders. The voice of Taj Lamor was vibrant with feeling:

"Tordos Gar, at last we are ready to seek a new sun. Life for our race!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612101941
  • Publisher: eStar Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 342 KB

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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

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    See below. Post seven. Violettsky

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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Violettsky

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    Posted August 23, 2013

    Brindletail

    She padds in

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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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