The Stars, Like Dust [NOOK Book]

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Biron Farrell was young and naïve, but he was growing up fast. A radiation bomb planted in his dorm room changed him from an innocent student at the University of Earth to a marked man, fleeing desperately from an unknown assassin.

He soon discovers that, many light-years away, his father, the highly respected Rancher of Widemos, has been murdered. Stunned, grief-stricken, and outraged, Biron is determined to uncover the reasons behind his ...

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Overview


Biron Farrell was young and naïve, but he was growing up fast. A radiation bomb planted in his dorm room changed him from an innocent student at the University of Earth to a marked man, fleeing desperately from an unknown assassin.

He soon discovers that, many light-years away, his father, the highly respected Rancher of Widemos, has been murdered. Stunned, grief-stricken, and outraged, Biron is determined to uncover the reasons behind his father’s death, and becomes entangled in an intricate saga of rebellion, political intrigue, and espionage.

The mystery takes him deep into space where he finds himself in a relentless struggle with the power-mad despots of Tyrann. Now it is not just a case of life or death for Biron, but a question of freedom for the galaxy….


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Editorial Reviews

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“Science fiction on the larger scale is Isaac Asimov’s specialty. The scene of his new book, a rousing adventure story of the remote future, is the Galaxy, which, with its hundreds of inhabited planets has been taken over by a dictatorial race called, appropriately enough, the Tyranni. A small group of rebels wage a determined battle against the dictators, giving Mr. Asimov plenty of opportunities to plot those involved and subtle twists for which he is known.… Its clear writing and excellent suspense make this book a welcome addition to the science fiction lists.”
--The New York Times

“This little novel will transport you back to a simpler time, when storylines we are jaded towards today were fresh and intoxicating, and that gosh-wow! sense of wonder covered science fiction like a layer of fine, gold dust.”
--SFReviews.net

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429945837
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 95,174
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Isaac Asimov

Born in Russia, Isaac Asimov lived in Boston and in New York City most of his life. He died in 1992 at the age of 72.


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    1. Date of Birth:
      January 20, 1920
    2. Place of Birth:
      Petrovichi, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      April 6, 1992
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    This is a reprint of an early Isaac Asimov entertaining science fiction thriller

    Biron Farril is on earth attending college while his father rules the planet Rhodia. When someone tries to kill him at the school with a radiation bomb and he also learns his popular dad was assassinated, Biron flees with the help of Sander Jonti. The Tyranni arrested his father, charged him with treason, and executed him for his seditious acts. , The diabolical Tyranni want Biron dead preferably away from his home so he can never achieve hero status.

    The Tyranni occupy Rhodia, but Biron makes it home. He pleads with the elderly mentally incompetent planetary supreme ruler the Director of Rhodia to replace his father although he knows the Tyranni control him. The Director betrays him to his masters the Tyranni; but with the help of his cousin Gilbret and the Director's daughter Artemisia, he escapes. Gilbret insists he knows where an off world cache of weapons exist that will enable the overthrow of the Tyranni.

    This is a reprint of an early Isaac Asimov entertaining science fiction thriller in which the story line has been used a zillion times since the 1951 printing and probably a thousand times before. The story line is thin looking back through the unfair myopic lens of Star Wars (1977 movie), but is still fun to read as the first Empire novel is an exciting thriller based on a power struggle between a mighty galactic galaxy empire and a tiny rebel force from some backwater planet. Any moment the reader will expect the crawl: "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away", but THE STARS LIKE DUST was a quarter of a century before.

    Harriet Klausner

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Brightpaw

    Can someone please give me nine lives? I need to be leader with my sister! My name is brightpaw

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 6, 2013

    Skystorm to lily

    Lily after this go to our spot

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 23, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Lily

    I will. Hes from anothet clan.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Rabbitkit and Harekit to Sapphirelight

    Rabbitkit pads up to her. "With this life I give you justice. Use it to judge your Clanmates fairly." Harekit also pads up. "With this life I give you hope. Never give up, even when things look hopeless."

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Darkblade

    Nothing i am a member of starclan

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Cougarpaw

    I bring news of Pondkit and Leafkit. They are locked out of this result. Cougarpaw from information booth

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 25, 2013

    Heartkit

    Yes?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Tigerpelt

    Tigerpelt went up to Saphirepelt "I give you this life for strengh. Use it to deaf your clans wrost enemys" he leaned in."the danggling claws will strike like the owls call unles the heart of gold will shine the way to safety"

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 13, 2014

    Redwish

    Gathers the cats for a discussion. "What can we do about Frostmoon?"

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 20, 2014

    Feather

    She turned away, a bit hurt. She lashed her tail.

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    Posted February 27, 2014

    Pantherkit

    Floats in. He died a few nights ago.

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    Posted February 27, 2014

    Tigerrise

    (Hey guys, we need to be re-born as apprentices. Sunnypaw's going to kill falconpaw with 4 toms.

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    Posted January 12, 2014

    Dragonkit

    Nught.

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    Posted December 1, 2013

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    Posted October 27, 2013

    Hazelmist

    Hazelmistt sighs sadly looking at featherpaw

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    Posted October 26, 2013

    Sunstorm

    Pads in

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    Posted October 23, 2013

    Flamepaw

    Jogs back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Midnightfire of Skyclan

    His body is in a slumber but his spirit floats to Starclan. "Ravenheart & Ravensky are in critical conditions." He added to Falconstar.

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