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Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn (Lucky Starr #6)

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The twin rings of Saturn were suddenly swarming with the robot ships of the deadly Sirian enemy.

The avowed antagonists of Earth, they had crossed 50 trillion miles of space to provoke a war which they knew they could not lose...for the awesome forces of earth dared not rally against the invaders.

Only Lucky Starr, of Earth's Council of Science, had a ch
Paperback, Signet T4976, 144 pages
Published May 1st 1972 by Signet (first published January 1st 1958)
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May 25, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the last of the series and for me a far more for filling read, there are actual politics and reasonings at work here as shown at the end of the book when the conference takes place (go on read the book I am not giving anything away). One thing that interests me after I finished it (although I had my suspicions while reading it) was that the book being written in the late 50s used astronomical knowledge of its time - number of moons, physical dimensions were all correct at the time of wri ...more
Bigman said, "You know, Lucky, it's nearly nine hundred million miles away. The Sun, I mean. I've never been out this far."

Oh, Asimov. How we love your dialogue. Scientists totally talk like that. And in Imperial.
Jan 10, 2010 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The world of Isaac Asimov's Lucky Starr is a young science geek's wildest dream come true. Imagine: a thousand years from now, the solar system's secret agents and protectors of the weak are...scientists! —Who don't mind showing off what they know!

Dr. Asimov often lamented the pernicious and ever-growing current of anti-intellectualism in American society. Was his series of young-adult Lucky Starr novels merely the public expression of an escapist fantasy universe, or did he intend to win young,
Miguel Pulido
La serie de ciencia ficción juvenil de Lucky Starr termina con esta novela, en la que el protagonista desbarata los planes de los malvados sirianos y evita una guerra entre la Tierra y sus antiguas colonias en otros sistemas. Para bien y para mal, este libro es puro Asimov. La ciencia juega un gran papel, el argumento descansa sobre un giro que puede sorprenderte o no dependiendo de lo avispado/a que seas, las tres leyes de la robótica son repetidas una y otra vez, los personajes dialogan durant ...more
Adrián Sánchez
En la entrega final de la saga de Lucky Starr Asimov crea una trama que además de dar detalles astronómicos del sistema de Saturno se imagina temas políticos que se podrían generar a causa de conflictos al colonizar los distintos astros que se encuentran en el espacio, se nota la influencia marcaada que generó la segunda guerra mundial y la que dejó en el momento de la guerra fría. Algo que además me gustó es que el personaje secundario Bigman quien es el compinche del protagonista tuviera una p ...more
Aug 25, 2014 Andrewcharles420 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf12
Part of a presumably young adult series starring David 'Lucky' Starr. Here he chases an intergalactic spy from Earth to Saturn, gets caught up in a colonization dispute and then cleverly outmaneuvers... pretty much everyone, single-handedly saving the day.

Light reading. Some interesting facts about Saturn and its ring system (I didn't notice any inaccuracies, though more is known about Saturn now than when the book was written), and other stellar bodies (though Vesta does *not* have a calcium c
Apr 25, 2016 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its age makes it feel like a somewhat sillier style of science fiction due to the formal style of dialogue and sentence structure, but the book is a quick read and clever enough to engage with; my favorite part is the forward, written after publication but still almost fifty years ago, explaining how science has since uncovered new information about the rings of saturn that renders the novel's description inaccurate and apologizing that even the most forward-thinking science fiction writer canno ...more
Chuck Carey
Jul 04, 2013 Chuck Carey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucky (David) Starr, member of the council of science for the terrestrial federation (earth) chases a Sirian spy, agent x, to the rings of Saturn where agent x self destructs his ship while releasing a capsule into the rings of Saturn meant for the Sirians to pick up. The capsule contains intelligence gathered by many robot spies seeking to gain access to earth's superior technical advances, presumably including the coveted anti-grav device. The crisis accelerates as it is discovered the Sirians ...more
Pere Sanmartí
Dec 09, 2014 Pere Sanmartí rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-buy
Genial historia que tanca la saga del mestre Asimov. Aquest cas el llibre si sorprèn i no és previsible facilment com els anteriors dos volums, en Lucky Starr s'enfronta, per fi, a l'enemic comú en totes les novel•les: Sirio i resol una situació peluda d'una bona forma! He gaudit amb aquest llibre tot i que entenc la saga com esgotada.
El personatge s'assembla a Vorkosigan i per molt que hagi sortit de la ploma d'Asimov, em captiva molt més Vorkosigan que Starr.
Bona saga pels no iniciats a la ciè
Mark Oppenlander
In the final book of the Lucky Starr series, the running cat and mouse game between the Earthmen and the Sirians finally turns into a face-to-face confrontation. A mysterious Sirian, Agent X, is pursued away from Earth all the way to the rings of Saturn. There, Lucky and Bigman discover that the Sirians have begun to colonize the Saturnian system. Is their claim to the system legal?

This is a decent conclusion to the Lucky Starr series. It contains less action of the type seen in previous books (
Aug 16, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#6 in the Lucky Starr series.

Lucky Starr, Space Ranger, and his sidekick Bigman Jones, track a Sirian spy to Saturn where they encounter a Sirian base on Titan. The Sirians accuse them of being spies but they urge a Galactic Conference to determine what rules should apply to allow colonization of a new world.
Feb 07, 2016 Brandon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-space
A good ending to the series. It gets a little political and farcical, but it's a good time. I recommend this series to anyone with a young person interested in space and good times.
Well well well, this book was good enough to push me over the edge and want to read all of Asimov’s novels – he truly is the king of science fiction, and he writes here with aplomb and a vivid imagination. The idea of humans colonising other worlds is nothing new, but Asimov has created an entirely new political system and new branches of technology which don’t exist, and his universe feels complete and full of depth.

The story-line is cracking, too – it all comes together at the end in a twist t
Henry Uicab Canché
El que más más me gustó de la Saga, Bigman mi personaje favorito y que tiene mayor participación y lo mejor el manejo de los argumentos.
Dec 17, 2014 Lkubicek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miluji jak Asimov pise
El sexto de la saga. Entretenimiento y datos astronómicos en el mismo pack.
Investigacion criminal en el espacio.
Nov 22, 2011 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Lucky Starr is always a fun read. These are quick adventures of James Bond mixed with Star Wars. I have to admit that the side kick is a little annoying, but it always pans out in the end.
Aug 14, 2009 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2009, sci-fi
Cool book. Read in a way like the sci-fi version of a Clancy novel.
Oct 26, 2008 Terence rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Good YA SF novel
Shelves: sf-fantasy
This is a good YA novel for kids interested in SF.
Aug 03, 2008 Jeff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Date read is approximate.
Mar 01, 2011 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grade B. Book Ls6.
Apr 30, 2011 David rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: early-teen, cleanskin
Good at the time
May 02, 2013 Giorgio rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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