The Starmen

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The Starmen
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Leigh Brackett
Cover artist Ric Binkley
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 247 pp
OCLC 1722293

The Starmen is a science fiction novel by author Leigh Brackett. It was published in 1952 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. It was also published by Ballantine Books in 1976 under the original magazine title of The Starmen of Llyrdis. Ace Books published an abridged edition under the title The Galactic Breed. The Ace edition was published as an Ace Double with Conquest of the Space Sea by Robert Moore Williams. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Startling Stories in 1951.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel is a space opera concerning the only race that is able to endure the rigors of interstellar travel.


Boucher and McComas gave the novel a lukewarm review, describing it as "an able job of writing a completely routine and uncreative space opera."[1]


  1. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, February 1953, p.74