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The Stars Are Ours

by Andre Norton

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1954

Cover price: 40¢


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"Excellent ... a rip-snorting adventure tale."
— The New York Times

Back cover text

Gateway to the universe

Terra: 2500 A.D.
A world where science is hated and scientists enslaved.

Dard Nordis
A young man who sought escape through space flight.

"The Stars Are Ours!"
A terrific novel of freedom's future battle cry.

Andre Norton
Tops among science-fiction writers, author of this highly praised novel.

"Extremely exciting."
— Chicago Tribune

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"Genuinely exciting ... the book is hard to put down."
— Groff Conklin, Galaxy

Dard Nordis grew up in a world that had been devastated by atomic catastrophe. The remnants of humanity had set up an iron dictatorship to hunt out and destroy the last free bands of scientists, hiding in mountains and caves. And the day came when Dard's secret laboratory home was raided — and he escaped by the skin of his teeth.

Where else could men go to keep the torch of liberty and knowledge burning? Dard's martyred brother had given him a key to that unknown haven, but how could Dard learn to use it? Where were the engineers and their spaceships hidden?

The gripping, always exciting story of how Dard Nordis fought his way through an antagonistic world to find the gateway to the stars is one of Andre Norton's finest science-fiction novels.