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The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov

The Stars, Like Dust (original 1951; edition 1981)

by Isaac Asimov (Author)

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Title:The Stars, Like Dust
Authors:Isaac Asimov (Author)
Info:Fawcett (1981), Edition: 11th Impression, Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
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The rebellious stars by Isaac Asimov (Author) (1951)

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In a galaxy oppressed by tyrannical Tyranns, a young man tumbles into a galactic adventure. At stakes are the freedom of the galaxy, the revenge of his Father's murder, and not in the very least, the hand of the noble lady Artemisia. ( )
  IAmAndyPieters | Dec 6, 2013 |
Fun book. The story is a bit slow at the beginning and was a bit forgettable... in fact I have some inklings that I may have read it in the past and forgotten about it which would not be common for me. The story picks up a bit near the end and the characters gain a bit of depth, which was nice. It is good though that the book was fairly short or else it would have lost my interest as I am a slow reader.

What I did like the most about the book though was that as far as science fiction it is a bit dated. Issac Asimov was a great sci fi dreamer and here we can see a far future world dreamed of in the 1950's where computers only do math computations and large books with star locations are needed to determine hyper jumps. Fun... ( )
1 vote robfreeze | Aug 20, 2013 |
Is it just me or does this story bare a bit of a resemblance to part of A. E van Vogts "World of Null-A" ( )
  montynz | Jul 24, 2013 |
Good thriller. However it is still amazing to see how Sci-Fi in the 50s was not able to foresee some technical advances such as internet. The end is too obvious, a little mushy pat, and clearly looking for American good critics. Asimov improved a lot as he progressed in his awesome career. ( )
1 vote yakov.perelman | Jul 12, 2013 |
2.5/5 stars

Although I am a fan of Asimov's work, this one is not up to par with his other novels and stories. It is considered the first novel in the Empire series, but fails to provide the big picture or even any significant insight into the empire; it just skims over some aspects of the expansion of humans into space.

The main story doesn't leave a lasting impression and the writing is quite dull; it pales in comparison to Asimov's best works.

Asimov himself, said that this is his least favourite novel and he regretted incorporating his editor's idea of ... the 'big' revelation at the end of the book.

I only suggest reading this book just for the sake of completion of his Foundation universe. It's a short one anyway :) ( )
1 vote enosis | Jul 1, 2013 |
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Amazon description; 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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Fleeing an unknown assassin after surviving a radiation bomb planted in his dorm room, University of Earth student Biron Farrell is outraged by the subsequent murder of his father and caught up in a deep-space rebellion.

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