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The Star of Life   (The Man Who Missed the Moon)   Novel

 


    Kirk Hammond was a man alone.
    He had been chosen to ride in the first manned satellite to go out around the Moon and back to Earth. But when the satellite failed to orbit peoperly, it went on past the Moon into the vastness of outer space, and a whole world watched helplessly as he was borne toward an unthinkably lonely death.
    Yet destiny decreed that Kirk Hammond should duffer, not death but a pseudo-death. and he awoke from it to find that a hundred centuries had passed and that the space age which had begun in the 20th century had now grown into a vast galactic civilization that had carried the sons of Earth to countless stars and worlds. But, unexpectedly, the conquest of space had changed Man himself, and the human race had became not one but several species.
    Hammond was plunged into the climactic struggle between the new races. and in his quest with a desperated band for the mysterious Star of Life that was the key to the struggle, in his relations with the strange and beauriful Thayn Marden who was not a human woman, in his odyssey through the mighty suns and eartly worlds of the galaxy, a man of the 20th Century found himsef facing tghe dangers of the great space age which he himself helped pioneer. 

 

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Language

Bibliographic Information

 

English (US)

The Star of Life

  in: Startling Stories, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jan. 1947) 
  Cover: Bergey; ILL: Thomas

 

The Star of Life

  New York : Distributed by Dodd-Mead, 1959.2. -
  192 p. ; 22 cm. - (A Torquil Book) LCCN: 59-6638

The Star of Life

The Star of Life   (Book Club Edition)

  New York : Distributed by Dodd-Mead, 1959.4. -
  192 p. ; 22 cm. - (A Torquil Book)  LCCN: 59-6638

 

The Star of Life

  Greenwich : Fawcett, 1959.10. -
  187 p. ; 18 cm. - (Crest Book ; S-329)  NUC: 70-72300
  Cover: Powers

 

The Star of Life

  in: The Eighty-Minute Hour, comp. by Aldiss, Doubleday, 1974

 

The Star of Life

  in: Space Opera, comp. by Aldiss, Avon, 1975

 

English (UK)

The Star of Life

  in: Space Opera (excerpt), comp. by Aldiss, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974

 

The Star of Life

  in: The Eighty-Minute Hour, comp. by Aldiss, Cape, 1974

 

The Star of Life

  in: The Eighty-Minute Hour, comp. by Aldiss, Pan Books, 1975

 

The Star of Life

  in: The Eighty-Minute Hour, comp. by Aldiss, Futura, 1974

 

The Star of Life

  in: The Eighty-Minute Hour, comp. by Aldiss, Triad/Panther, 1985

 

English (Canada)

The Star of Life

  Toronto : Dodd, 1959. -

Man Who Missed the Moon

The Man Who Missed the Moon

  in: Star Weekly (Aug. 15, 1959)

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French

La Astre de Vie / tr. by Jean Guillemin

  Paris : Albin Michel, 1973. -
  249 p. ; 18 cm. - (Science Fiction ; 20)

German SoL

German

Das Gestirn des Lebens / tr. by Heinz F. Kliem

  München : Moewig, 1964. -
  2 v. ; cm. - (Terra Utopische Roman : Science Fiction ; 374, 375)

German SoL

Stella della Vita

Italian

La Stella della Vita / tr. by Mario Galli

  Milano : A. Mondadori, 1960.8. -
  128 p. ; cm. - (Urania ; 236)
  Bound with: Technostoria USA : Parte Terze (=To the Top) / Asimov

Stella della Vita

La Stella della Vita / tr. by Mario Galli

  Milano : A. Mondadori, 1977.5. -
  160 p. ; cm. - (Urania ; 722)
  Bound with: Technostoria USA : Parte Terze (=To the Top) / Asimov

 

Spanish

La Estrella de la Vida / tr. by J. Riba & J. L Alvarez

  in: Luna de Miel el Espacio / comp. by Aldiss, Luis de Caralt, 1978. -
  (Ciencia Ficción ; No. 19) ISBN: 84-217-5121-2

 

Turkish

Ölümsüz Ülkesi / tr. by Gönül Suveren

  Ystanbul : Altyn Kitaplar, 1969. -
  253 p. ; 22 cm.

 

Croatian

Zvijezda Zivota / tr. by Janko Paravic

  in: Posljednje Pitanje I Druge Najljepse SF, Vjesnik, 1978, 144 p. -
  (Sirius : Biblioteka Znanstvene Fantastike ; 25)

 

Greek

To Asteri tis Zois   / tr. by George Ntoumas

   in: Space Opera, Vol. 3, Komitis, 1990

 

Hungarian

Az Élet Csillaga / tr. by Kuczka Peter

  in: Galaktika (pub. by Kozmosz), No. 32 (1978)

 

Az Élet Csillaga / tr. by M Nagy Péter

   in: Galaktika, (June 1987)

 

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