The Stars, Like Dust

The Stars, Like Dust

by Isaac Asimov
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The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov

From science fiction grand master Isaac Asimov comes a stand-alone novel set in his renown galactic empire

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.

“This little novel will transport you back to a simpler time, when story lines 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765319159
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 188,084
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Isaac Asimov, author of the Foundation trilogy and many other novels, was one of the great SF writers of the 20th century, and his hundreds of books introduced many thousands of readers to science fiction. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Boston and in New York City for most of his life.

Date of Birth:

January 20, 1920

Date of Death:

April 6, 1992

Place of Birth:

Petrovichi, Russia

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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harstan More than 1 year ago
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
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Ur rite
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A classic - you can't go wrong with Asimov
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I have come to reseve my nine lives
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This book has made me look at sience fition from a whole now point off wiev. I am going to read more books after Isacc Asimov.