The Dark Beyond the Stars Author:Frank M. Robinson The Astron has been roaming the stars for centuries, looking for signs of alien life. As a seventeen-year-old crew member, Sparrow knows this ship is his life--but he doesn't know how important he is to the ship. — They've scoured all the nearby stars. Now the only way they can continue the search is by crossing the Dark, a one-hundred-generati... more »on journey through empty space, into a rich new region of stellar activity. Tired, old, its population decreasing, its vast and powerful infrastructure decaying, the Astron will never make it.
Captain Michael Kusaka has guided the ship through her whole journey. He will not, he cannot turn back...unless someone makes him. And sparrow is the only man who can do it--if he learns who he really is in time to save his ship and his fellow crew members.
Space is huge, and Sparrow is only one man--but his courage, his tenactiy, and his loyalty to his shipmates keep him trying where other men might give up...in the face of a seemingly empty universe, of the unblinking dark beyond the stars.
The Dark Beyond the Stars is an SF epic of a universe full of suprises, by an acknowledged master of the genre.« less