Wall Around a Star

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Wall Around a Star
First edition
Author Frederik Pohl
Jack Williamson
Cover artist David B. Mattingly
Country United States
Language English
Series Saga of Cuckoo
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
January 12, 1983
Pages 275
Awards 1984 Locus Award - Best SF Novel (21st place)
ISBN 0-345-28995-1
OCLC 9184254[1]
Preceded by Farthest Star

Wall Around a Star is the second book of the Saga of Cuckoo series, following Farthest Star. The author is Frederik Pohl, in collaboration with Jack Williamson. The book was published by Del Rey Books on January 12, 1983, with an ISBN of 0-345-28995-1. The cover art for the 1983 edition was done by David Mattingly.[2]

In this novel linguist Jen Babylon is called on to translate alien records which may explain the nature of "Cuckoo", a sphere built around a star, and thus save the galaxy.[3]


  1. ^ "Wall Around a Star". OCLC Worldcat. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Book Information: Wall Around a Star". Internet Book List. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  3. ^ Nickerson, Susan L (1983-02-15). "Wall Around a Star (book)". Library Journal. 108 (4): 415.