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Starman's Quest

by Robert Silverberg

The story revolves around protagonist Alan Donnell, having just turned 17 and living on a space ship for all his life. While mankind has finally mastered interstellar travel, it is still bound to the speed of light using so-called Lexman drives. As a result, spacefarers experience the FitzGerald contraction, aging only a couple of weeks during their flights, where -- depending on the actual distance traveled -- years or even centuries pass by. This leads to the strange situation that Alan biologically is 17, but 300 in earth years.

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English

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English

Published In

1958

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Robert Silverberg

United States

Robert Silverberg is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of...

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