Islands of Space
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Islands of Space (Arcot, Morey and Wade a.k.a. The Black Star #2)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In the thrilling follow-up to "The Black Star Passes," John W. Campbell, Jr. again takes his team of young scientist-explorers on a voyage to the outer reaches of the universe - culminating in a space battle of epic proportions! Classic space opera, here is a tale from the Golden Age of Science Fiction! "Arcot, Wade, Morey, and their computer, Fuller, put together a ship w...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Wildside Press (first published 1956)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 122)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Otis Campbell
Lídǎo kōngjiān (1956 nián) shì zài Arcot de, wéi dé hé mò léi xìliè de dì èr běn xiǎoshuō, yǐxià hēi xīng tōngxíngzhèng. Zuìchūfābiǎo zài 1930 nián jīngrén de gùshì, zhèxiē xiǎo gùshì hòulái bèi zàibǎn, zài xíngshì xīnyǐng de huànxiǎng chūbǎn shè jīngzhuāng. Zài qiánzhě tǐjī, tuánduì fāmíngliǎo wǔqì, érqiě yǒu zhù yú zhuàng hēisèsù liú de shīlì shèbèi, dàn hēi xīng chètuì huí dào zìjǐ de jiāxiāng xīngqiú de jūmínmen hòu, tāmen chóngxīn fāxiànle kěyǐ chóngxīn páiliè xíngxīng guǐdào liáng de mìmì....more
Kevin van Haaren
You really have to remember the era this was written in. It shows off the prejudices of that time so well. No female characters at all, even the alien race they encounter seems to have no females in positions of authority. The main characters are so heroic & flawless they'd almost be considered fan service these days.

Written almost a decade before Star Trek's Prime Directive their first act on landing on an earth-like planet in another solar system is to kill everything in a mountain lake so...more
Roddy Williams
‘John Campbell’s book was written as a sequel to ‘The Black Star Passes… and believe me, it was a world-beater in those days.

‘Arcot, Wade, Morey and their computer, Fuller, put together a ship which will travel faster than light… they give us what may have been the first space-warp drive. The concept was simple; to make it plausible wasn’t – unless you were John Campbell.

‘With this out-of-space drive they hightail it among the stars. They locate the fugitive planets of the Black Star… find a fro...more
Lindsay
This book was slightly bizarre in a few ways.

First of all, there was predictions of amazing faster than light travel, but the characters were taking photographs of galaxy with films, and carrying books. The characters themselves were these enlightened geniuses (who seem to be single handedly responsible for a number of world changing inventions), who decided to kill any possible organisms in a lake before having a swim, just in case they caught something. I think it's interesting how much this...more
Scott Harris
is evidently an early classic of the science fiction genre. It chronicles the adventures of a clutch of hapless friends who sojourn across the universe. Campbell demonstrates a keen interest in science, paying tribute to some the best theories of his day, as well as relying on some well trod stereotypes. His characters are a little naive though adding to the inherent sense of suspended disbelief.
bluetyson
Islands Of Space by John W. Campbell (2000)
Parrot5150
Great sequel to "The Black Star Passes"
Seth Whitfield
Seth Whitfield marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2014
Stephen
Stephen marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Andrey Dolganov
Andrey Dolganov marked it as to-read
May 30, 2014
Sasi
Sasi marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2014
Jonathan
Jonathan marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2014
David
David marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2014
Mike
Mike added it
Feb 16, 2014
Scott Weeks
Scott Weeks marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2014
Sebastian
Sebastian marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2014
Angela
Angela marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2014
Moe Amante
Moe Amante marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2013
Grok Testuser
Grok Testuser is currently reading it
Dec 12, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
5410853
John Wood Campbell, Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an influential figure in American science fiction. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact), from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Isaac Asimov called Campbell "the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for t...more
More about John W. Campbell Jr....
Who Goes There?  Who Goes There? and Other Stories The Best of John W. Campbell (US) The Black Star Passes The Ultimate Weapon

Share This Book