The Solar Queen

The Solar Queen

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The first two star-spanning tales of Dane Thorson and the Solar Queen
Almost half a century ago Andre Norton introduced apprentice Cargo Master Dane Thorson in "Sargasso of Space" and "Plague Ship."
Dane signed on with the independent cargo ship Solar Queen looking for a career in off-world trade. In "Sargasso of Space," the Solar Queen free-traders win exclusive rights to trade with the planet Limbo, but the crew arrives to find most of its surface charred, with little sign of life. They find a valley with life, but others may still lurk. Worse yet, a strange force threatens to cripple the Queen. They must solve the planet's mysteries if they hope to escape with not only tradeable goods, but their lives.
In "Plague Ship," the Queen travels to Sargol, which promises a wealth of exquisite gems to trade-if the crew can overcome the native feline Salarikis' mistrust. But their troubles have just begun!. When a mysterious illness soon overtakes all the crew except the four youngest, the Galactic Patrol labels the Queen plagued and orders it destroyed on sight. With every ship in the galaxy searching for them, the crew have one chance to save the Solar Queen. But if their bold plan foils it would mean the end of the Solar Queen and its crew!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129.5 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 317.52g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765300559
  • 9780765300553
  • 810,137

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"One of the most popular authors of our time."-"Publishers Weekly "

"Nobody can top Andre Norton when it comes to swashbuckling science-fiction adventure."
--"St. Louis Globe-Democrat"

"There have been few new Solar Queen adventures in recent years, and the field is the poorer for the lack of them. Anyone who wants to understand what 'sense of wonder' was all about should read this book."--"The Orlando Sentinel" (on "Derelict For Trade")

"One of the most distinguished living SF and fantasy writers."-"Booklist"

"Could there be any greater pleasure for a science-fiction fan that re-reading the genre's classics? If you cut your teeth on space adventures, reading this book will carry you back to that time in its first few pages. If not. . . welcome aboard, shipmate. This is what it's all about."--"Rapport" ("on Derelict For Trade")
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386 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 41% (158)
4 36% (139)
3 19% (75)
2 3% (13)
1 0% (1)
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