The Dark Beyond the Stars: A Novel

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 1997 - Fiction - 408 pages
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For two thousand years, the starship Astron has search the galaxy for alien life--without success. Now, just as the ship is falling apart, the only direction left to explore is across the Dark, a one-hundred-generation journey through empty space.

The ship's captain--immortal, obessed--refuses to abandon the quest. He will cross the Dark, or destroy the ship trying.

Only Sparrow, a young crewman uncertain of his own past, can stand against the captain, and against the lure and challenge of the dark beyond the stars....
  

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To be plain, I loved his style. The pacing was good, the plot interesting, and he used just enough words to get the story to the reader. No wonder this guy has had movies made of his books. I haven't ... Read full review

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Contents

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IV
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V
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VI
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VIII
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IX
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About the author (1997)

Frank M. Robinson was born in 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy during both WWII and the Korean War, in between earning a B.S. in physics at Beloit College, Wisconsin, and afterward an M.S. in journalism at Northwestern University in 1955. He then worked at a number of magazines, including Science Digest (1956-59), Rogue (1959-65), and Cavalier (1965-66). After working as a staff writer for Playboy from 1969 to 1973, Robinson became a freelance writer. He now lives in San Francisco, California, and is the co-author of Death of a Marionette.

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