Family d'Alembert Book 1
By E.E. 'Doc' Smith and Stephen Goldin
The Empire of Earth, spanning more than a thousand solar systems, is threatened by a conspiracy from within. Now, with more than three-quarters of the Galaxy ready to fall into enemy hands, the Empire is forced to call on its top-secret weapon: the renowned Circus of the Galaxy featuring the d'Alembert family, a clan of circus performers with uncanny abilities. But even these super agents may not be in time to save the Empire.
The Imperial Stars is the first book in the "Family D'Alembert" series.
E. E. 'Doc' Smith (1890 - 1965) Edward Elmer Smith was born in Wisconsin in 1890. He attended the University of Idaho and graduated with degrees in chemical engineering; he went on to attain a PhD in the same subject, and spent his working life as a food engineer. Smith is best known for the 'Skylark' and 'Lensman' series of novels, which are arguably the earliest examples of what a modern audience would recognise as Space Opera. Early novels in both series were serialised in the dominant pulp magazines of the day: Argosy, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories and a pre-Campbell Astounding, although his most successful works were published under Campbell's editorship. Although he won no major SF awards, Smith was Guest of Honour at the second World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, in 1940. He died in 1965.
Stephen Goldin (1947 - )
Stephen Charles Goldin began publishing science fiction with 'The Girls on USSF 193' for If in 1965. He has written a number of novels and received a Nebula nomination for his short fiction, but is best known for writing the Family D'Alembert sequence, based on a story by E. E. 'Doc' Smith. He lives in California.
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29 Sep 2011
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