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The Dark Beyond the Stars

A Novel

Frank M. Robinson

Orb Books

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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The only thing I remembered was that I had seen extraordinary sights on the morning of the day I died.
I had gone in with the crew of the Lander at 0600, just as the system’s sun began to cast a delicate lavender haze over the valley floor. I was the last one down the ladder, snagging a boot on the bottom rung so I had to make a desperate lunge to keep from sprawling on the planet’s surface below. Nobody seemed to notice, but the stress indicators inside my helmet whirred and a dizzying series of readouts whizzed by in my heads-up display, stopped, then scrolled past
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"A generation-ship masterpiece....Do not miss this novel."--Los Angeles Times

"The Dark Beyond the Stars is the welcome return of a very talented writer."--William Gibson

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Frank M. Robinson

  • Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) is the author of the classic thrillers, The Power, filmed in 1968, and The Glass Tower, which was one of the sources for the Irwin Allen blockbuster film The Towering Inferno. A U.S. Navy veteran of both WWII and the Korean War, he earned degrees in physics and journalism. He worked at a number of magazines, including Science Digest, Rogue, Cavalier and Playboy before becoming a freelance writer. He is the author of many novels and stories, a noted collector of pulp magazines, and was the executor of the estate of Harvey Milk. His novel The Dark Beyond the Stars won the Lambda Award.
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The Dark Beyond the Stars

A Novel

Frank M. Robinson

Lambda Literary Awards - Winner
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