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The Treasure of Wonderwhat

(Farstar & Son #2)

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RANGER FARSTAR: The dauntless captain of the starship Gayheart had heard of the legendary treasure ship that had been caught in the tail of the comet Wonderwhat. Now he aimed to find it and to turn a handsome profit. And he was willing to face the unknown dangers that awaited all those who attempted to claim the treasure.

DAWNBOY: Blood-son of
Mass Market Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 12th 1983 by Del Rey (first published December 1976)
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Aug 17, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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An unusual and intriguing title, it sparked hope that I might have stumbled upon a writer reminiscent of a less-talented Peter S. Beagle with a science-fictional bent (even a less-talented Beagle would be a find). The cover was interesting, too; it was very much like the paperback cover of Robert A. Heinlein's The Rolling Stones:

The Treasure of Wonderwhat (Farstar & Son, #2) by Bill Starr The Rolling Stones by Robert A. Heinlein

I assume the same artist was responsible.

But it reads like a vastly inferior knock-off of Isaac Asimov's Lucky Starr series* - and much as I love Isaac's writing, th
John Olsen
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I read this several years ago when it was fairly new and had fond memories of it, so I decided to give it a re-read. Sometimes I like stories more when I come back to my old teen favorites, but this one didn't hold up quite as well.

This book is a real product of the 70s. If you can get past the sexism (repeatedly pointing out how sexist the female characters aren't) and the wacky attempts at science, it's a fun space opera. I just felt like I was being beaten over the head with technobabble and
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1977 grade B
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