"How far is too far? Alan Corday is about to find out. Corday is shanghaied aboard a craft bound for the stars… on a journey at the speed of light, the world he leaves behind fast vanishing into the past. And nothing in the dark, forbidding reaches of space can prepare him for the astounding discovery he will make upon his return from the stars.
©2004 L. Ron Hubbard Library; (P)2004 Galaxy Press LLC
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Critic reviews

"Hubbard was one of the great pulp writers, and this brief SF one of his finest works." (Publishers Weekly)
"Scientology founder Hubbard first published Stars in two 1950 issues of Astounding Science Fiction. The story is still pertinent today. A-" (Entertainment Weekly)
"A cast of talented pros, strong character development, and sterling production values make this a rich listen. Special kudos to Jim Meskimen as the terse, enigmatic Captain Jocelyn and to the sound effects team for a smashing, lush job....A standout audio offering." (AudioFile)
"As in a number of groundbreaking - or time-breaking, I suppose we ought to say - works of science fiction, the science behind the story is more interesting than the fiction itself. Hubbard is a thinker who writes, rather than a writer who thinks, as most masters are." (San Francisco Chronicle)
“One of the greatest science fiction novels ever written.” (Jerry Pournelle)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 27-08-10


This was a very interesting listen and well put together, although it is a dark story indeed and taken as a vision of man's future offers little hope.

In does ask some hard questions about survival and ethics and what is right and wrong and what happens when one goes out of communication with society and has no place within it.

In fact, whether this happens due to relativistic time distortion or by some other means the results are similar -- insular groups tend to go the same way, do the same things.

Not one to buy for a 'nice' read or to cheer you up, but a good book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 06-01-07


I really enjoyed reading this book when it was recently released in hardback edition. I was therefore very interested in an unabridged audio edition, which allows me to listen to it on the move. I was not disappointed, this is a really good adaptation of the book, which conveys the dark atmosphere of the story to perfection. It manages to combine time travel and space exploration in the same plot with a smooth simplicity and is never dull. You can tell it was written quite a long time ago by some of the language used, but this helps to convey the classic feel of the story. Recommended listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 27-04-14

The best I've listened to this year!

What did you love best about To the Stars?

The adventure, the story, and the ending.

What was one of the most memorable moments of To the Stars?

Traveling through space and not aging, the esprit de corp of the navigation officers.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great voices, and characters, wonderful cast!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first time he came back to earth, Gand the changes in civilization.

Any additional comments?

Great book, I can see where Robert Heinlien learned his craft, since Hubbard was his mentor.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 21-08-17

Really enjoyed it!!

Had a very good time from the start.
Very interesting story. I liked his style.

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