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Subject: Hubby is looking for a book
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 4:55 PM ET
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He believes it's called Starman's Son but we aren't finding anything in a web search.

It's a story about a young man, leaving his tribe, journying to an ancient muntant infested city, through nuclear caused desert, with large telepathic cat.

Does this sound like a story you have read? Please help!

Subject: sure, I know that book
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 7:18 PM ET
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Star Man's Son, by Andre Norton, was originally published as half of an Ace Double in 1952.  It was also published as Daybreak-2250 AD in a single book format.  I bought my copy in junior high through a school program. I still have it, but it's somewhat fragile.

Wow, I haven't looked at that book for a long time.

-Tom Hl.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 9:47 PM ET
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The plot that we describbed  is the story line of Andre Norton's Star Man's Son?

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 8:03 AM ET
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It sounds like it...here's a link to the (brief) description of Star Man's Son on fantasticfiction: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/n/andre-norton/daybreak-2250-ad.htm

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 11:29 AM ET
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Thank you!

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 3:24 PM ET
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And you can get a 1st edition Like New hardback copy from a reseller on Amazon for a mere....$575.00.     It is either a great story or a really rare book.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 3:46 PM ET
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I have a copy of Star Man's Son by Norton. I can confirm that the story follows what has been described here. I got my copy through PBS, so maybe one will pop up again soon?

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 4:00 PM ET
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on Amazon for a mere....$575.00

Jeeze o petes! I will wait for one to be posted here ;)

 

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 5:52 PM ET
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$575???  I had to check ebay...it does look like a rather hard to find title, but there are a few listings, and none quite that steep.

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 10:23 PM ET
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"On Amazon for a mere...$575"

Yeah, sometimes the prices on Amazon Used have no connection to reality. I have often wondered what in the world the sellers are thinking. A book might be rare, but the books we scifi people are looking for aren't that KIND of rare...

 

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 9/5/2009 8:50 AM ET
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For perspective, I had a somewhat rare copy of a particular paperback, and when I looked it up on Amazon, there was only one copy for sale for $90.  I eventually sold mine on ebay...and it only went for a couple of dollars. 

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 2:54 PM ET
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Star Man's Son is by Andre Norton.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Mans-Son-Andre-Norton/dp/0345325885

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 9:26 PM ET
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I haven't read Star Man's Son but I did read Mark of the Cat (also by Andre Norton) and it has a similar story line.  Does anyone know if they are a part of a series -maybe on the same world or something?

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 2:11 AM ET
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You can buy Star Man's Son on ABE Books for $1.99 plus $3.50 shipping. It was rereleased as  Daybreak 2250 A.D. It's available at a reasonable price under that name as well.