Starchild Trilogy

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The Reefs of Space was serialized in If in 1963

The Starchild Trilogy is a series of three books written by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson. In the future depicted in this series, mankind is ruled by a brutal totalitarian government known as the Plan of Man, enforced by a computerized surveillance state.

The books in the series were:

An omnibus edition titled The Starchild Trilogy was first published in 1980.


Algis Budrys praised The Reefs of Space as "a most rewarding piece of science fiction . . . full of inventions [and] the constant generation of science-fiction ideas and science-fiction characters." However, he criticized its ending as "anticlimactic" and for its failure to resolve themes involving several prominent characters.[1]


  1. ^ "Galaxy Bookshelf," Galaxy, February 1965, pp.158-59.