Starman's Quest

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Starman's Quest
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Robert Silverberg
Cover artist Stan Mack
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
1958
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 185 pp
ISBN NA
OCLC 317947

Starman's Quest is a science fiction novel by author Robert Silverberg. It was published in 1958 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies, of which only 3,000 were bound. It was reprinted as a second edition in hardcover by Meredith Press in 1969.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns twins, one of whom travels in a spaceship and is subject to the FitzGerald contraction thus aging slower than the other.

Reception[edit]

Galaxy reviewer Floyd C. Gale gave the novel a mixed review, rating it three stars out of five and finding that while "exciting story elements abound, . . . too many happenstances and line-of-least resistance writing steal too much of its effectiveness."[1]

References[edit]

  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 306. 
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 390. ISBN 0-911682-22-8. 

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