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To the Stars | [L. Ron Hubbard]

To the Stars

To the Stars is set in an uncertain, strife-torn future when the first starships of man are traveling across the galaxy, but not without extracting a terrible price from their crews.
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Publisher's Summary

"How far is too far? Alan Corday is about to find out. Corday is shanghaied aboard a craft bound for the stars… on a journey at the speed of light, the world he leaves behind fast vanishing into the past. And nothing in the dark, forbidding reaches of space can prepare him for the astounding discovery he will make upon his return from the stars.

©2004 L. Ron Hubbard Library; (P)2004 Galaxy Press LLC

What the Critics Say

"Hubbard was one of the great pulp writers, and this brief SF novel...is one of his finest works." (Publishers Weekly)

“One of the greatest science fiction novels ever written.” (Jerry Pournelle)

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    Michael DAYTON, OH, United States 04-27-14
    Michael DAYTON, OH, United States 04-27-14 Member Since 2011

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    What did you love best about To the Stars?

    The adventure, the story, and the ending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of To the Stars?

    Traveling through space and not aging, the esprit de corp of the navigation officers.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voices, and characters, wonderful cast!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The first time he came back to earth, Gand the changes in civilization.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, I can see where Robert Heinlien learned his craft, since Hubbard was his mentor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Hollywood, CA, USA 12-01-04
    John Hollywood, CA, USA 12-01-04
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    "To the Stars"

    This was a great story. The drama was really pulling me along intermixed with some great action. But then at the end -- I totally was not expecting that!

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Denis 12-29-04
    Denis 12-29-04
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    "Great listen..."

    Good book, nice story...Seems kinda gloomy in the begining but things start making more sence later on and also makes you pause and think which is what you want out of the book...

    Listened to it more than once.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Martin
    Nelson, United Kingdom
    8/27/10
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    "Dark!"

    This was a very interesting listen and well put together, although it is a dark story indeed and taken as a vision of man's future offers little hope.

    In does ask some hard questions about survival and ethics and what is right and wrong and what happens when one goes out of communication with society and has no place within it.

    In fact, whether this happens due to relativistic time distortion or by some other means the results are similar -- insular groups tend to go the same way, do the same things.

    Not one to buy for a 'nice' read or to cheer you up, but a good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Keith
    Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom
    1/6/07
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    "Superb"

    I really enjoyed reading this book when it was recently released in hardback edition. I was therefore very interested in an unabridged audio edition, which allows me to listen to it on the move. I was not disappointed, this is a really good adaptation of the book, which conveys the dark atmosphere of the story to perfection. It manages to combine time travel and space exploration in the same plot with a smooth simplicity and is never dull. You can tell it was written quite a long time ago by some of the language used, but this helps to convey the classic feel of the story. Recommended listening.

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