Starman's Quest

Starman's Quest

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The Lexman Spacedrive gave man the stars -- but at a fantastic price. Interstellar exploration, colonization, and trade became things of reality. The benefits to Earth were enormous. But because of the Fitzgerald Contraction, a man who shipped out to space could never live a normal life on Earth again. Travelling at speeds close to that of light, spacemen lived at an accelerated pace. A nine-year trip to Alpha Centauri and back seemed to take only six weeks to men on a spaceship. When they returned, their friends and relatives had aged enormously in comparison, old customs had changed, even the language was different. Alan was a spacer, just like his whole family -- until, suddenly and without intending to, he in turn jumped ship and remained on Earth! There were times he regretted that. Earth was a bewildering and utterly hostile place. To stay alive, he had to play a ruthless game -- and he couldn't even find anyone to tell him the rules. . . .show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 124 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • AEGYPAN
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 160664629X
  • 9781606646298
  • 2,499,391

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226 ratings
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