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

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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)
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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
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.
Islands Of Space by John W. Campbell (2000)
Great sequel to "The Black Star Passes"
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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
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