- Title: Battle for the Stars
- Author: Edmond Hamilton
- ISBN: null
- Page: 322
- Format: ebook
A most impressive example of understatement in science fiction keeps the major components of the story within the bounds of the human Quite an accomplishment in view of the cosmic nature of the plot that s how Galaxy Magazine describes the dazzling cosmic science fiction of pulp master Edmond Hamilton A husband and wife find themselves at odds with each other whe A most impressive example of understatement in science fiction keeps the major components of the story within the bounds of the human Quite an accomplishment in view of the cosmic nature of the plot that s how Galaxy Magazine describes the dazzling cosmic science fiction of pulp master Edmond Hamilton A husband and wife find themselves at odds with each other when they become the center of a whirlpool of galactic intrigue in this top of form and very adroit novel containing Hamilton s classic blend of pulp space opera and adult romance For two hundred years Earth s power and prestige as the center of galactic government has been increasingly eclipsed by that of her growing colonies in far distant star clusters Now the weakened mother world, celebrating the anniversary of the first space flight, has become a helpless pawn in a struggle between the scheming Orion cluster and the other clusters it hopes to conquer Enter Jay Birrel, captain of a squadron of space ships in from the cluster Lyra for the celebration, and his brilliant wife Lyllin, whose exotic looks betray her birth on distant Vega Jay is of Terrestrial descent, and a visit to the ancient family homestead earns him friends and stirs a sense of belonging to the mother world he never knew he possessed Jay might even want to live here But the neighbors aren t as quick to cotton to the alien looking Lyllin, and the pair soon find themselves at odds over their feelings about the old homestead and the old home planet Then Orion strikes, and before he can work things out with Lyllin, Jay finds himself called to duty, with only hours to prepare for an epic battle between his own cluster and the aggressor with theindependence of Terra as the prize Here is a masterful space epic with a human heart and sensibility such as only Jules Verne Prize winner Edmond Hamilton could write Roistering adventure Beautiful heroines Color and imagery A final world smashing slug fest Good fun Analog Astounding
Recent Comments "Battle for the Stars"
This is one of my all time favorite books. I have read it several times over the years and I re-read it every few years. It is by Edmond Hamilton who is probably best known for his series of Captain Future books. I like the Captain Future books even though they are very dated and somewhat campy by today's standards. This book however is not as dated as one might think even though it was written in 1961. It is not at all campy. It is a great example of Space Opera/Military Science Fiction. It is [...]
‘The Fate of the ‘Ancient Planet’ Earth depends on the skill and courage of a single spaceship commander as the constellations war across the galaxies – a vivid intensely dramatic novel of the future every science fiction fan will want to read.’Blurb from the 1967 Paperback Library edition.Hamilton produces an interesting idea which is never really fully developed here. Originally written in the 1950s this 1961 version is an expanded version.Jay Birrell is the Commander of the Fifth Sq [...]
Written in 1961, this is the literary equivalent of a 1950,s B movie with a little Harry Palmer thrown in. Two opposing human star sectors Lyra(America) and Orion(U.S.S.R.) intrigue and fight over Earth. Nothing original, a bit dated but still worth a read for curiosity value alone.
Decent space opera.
Good old fashioned space opera - dated now but not a bad read even today
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