FROM A CHANGELING STAR. Toronto, New York, London, Sidney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Scientifically detailed space epic set in the distant future. "The two opposing governments in the galaxy agree to a joint scientific mission to study a star on the verge of going supernova. Intrigue and sabotage plague the project." - Locus. "... in the Starstream sequence -– FROM A CHANGELING STAR (1989) and DOWN THE STREAM OF STARS (1990) [--] Carver created at last a galactic environment of sufficient richness to contain a still somewhat over exuberant imagination. In the first volume, a "starstream" has opened up between Earth space and the center of the Galaxy, allowing for intercourse and settlement; the plot, which is extremely complicated, involves its protagonist in a quest inwards to regions where stars are numerous, by the end of which, killed and rekilled and reborn, he is saved by the overseeing AI which narrates the second volume. Nanotechnologies are described; poetries and epiphanies and space wars proliferate." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy. (#146311).
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