The Stars, Like Dust

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Tom Doherty Associates, Nov 25, 2008 - Fiction - 240 pages

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

Biron Farrell was young and na´ve, 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

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Contents

THE BEDROOM MURMURED
THE NET ACROSS SPACE
CHANCE AND THE WRIST WATCH
FREE?
UNEASY LIES THE HEAD
THAT WEARS A CROWN
MUSICIAN OF THE MIND
A LADYS SKIRTS
THE AUTARCH REMAINS
THE AUTARCH LEAVES
THE HOLE IN SPACE
HOUNDS
AND HARES
OUT OF THE JAWS OF DEFEAT
DEFEAT
WHERE?

AND AN OVERLORDS TROUSERS
MAYBE
AND MAYBE NOT
THE AUTARCH COMES
HERE?
THERE
AFTERWORD ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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.

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