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The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell - The Original Classic Edition

Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition.

This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you.

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In 1930, the only audience for science-fiction was among those who were still young enough in spirit to be willing to hope and speculate on a new and wider future-and in 1930 that meant almost nothing but teen-agers.

...For new readers of science-fiction-these have the stuff that laid the groundwork of todays work, theyre the stories that were meant for young imaginations, for people who wanted to think about the world they had to build in the years to come.

...His vacation began the first of July, and as this was the last of June, he wondered what would have happened if he had done as he had been half inclined to do-quit the trip and let the assistant take her through. It would have been simple-just a few levers to manipulate, a few controls to set, and the instruments would have taken her up to ten or eleven miles, swung her into the great westward air current, and leveled her off at five hundred and sixty or so an hour toward Frisco.

... Even if he hadnt been there, ten minutes after they had reached destination, it would land automatically-if an emergency pilot didnt come up by that time in answer to an automatic signal.

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