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Dark Star. 1974 Dark Star
by Alan Dean Foster
First Edition 1974
Ballantine Books
New York
ISBN 034524267X
Cover illustration by Robert Grossman
vi+186 pages
Price: $1.25

A film novelization.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1978 printing of the Ballantine paperback edition, ISBN 0345277279. Cover illustration by Michael Herring.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover

If anything could possibly go wrong aboard the scoutship Dark Star, sooner or later it would. Now, in the twentieth year of their mission – destroying unstable planets – the ship and its crew were slowly and steadily falling apart.

After 20 years in space, isolation and loneliness had left their mark. The four surviving crew members were bored beyond relief. Only an occasional bomb run or another of the inevitable malfunctions aboard ship upset the monotony.

Then, one day, Bomb #20 was primed, armed, and set to detonate... and suddenly life on the Dark Star became frantic...


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