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Star, the (1955) [Short Story]
by Arthur C. Clarke Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 6.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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A Jesuit chief astrophysicist on a starship, traveling with a fundamentally secular crew of scientists and officers, is on a mission to research a distant supernova remnant. The priest and the crew have bantered good-naturedly about science and religion and the continuing debate between the two about the nature of the universe. But what they find on a tiny distant scorched planet circling the ruins of the star will shake the foundations of the priest's faith to its very core.

First published in Infinity Science Fiction, November 1955.

Original title: The Star
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionReligionMessianic

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Super Hugos, the (1992) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Isaac Asimov , Anne McCaffrey , Daniel Keyes , George R. R. Martin , Harlan Ellison , Larry Niven , Clifford D. Simak , Barry B. Longyear
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart
     Collected Stories, the (2000) [Collection]
      Author: Arthur C. Clarke
     Galileo's Children (2005) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Ursula K. Le Guin , George R. R. Martin , Keith Roberts , Greg Egan , James Tiptree, Jr. , Mike Resnick , Robert Silverberg , Brendan DuBois , Edgar Pangborn , James Alan Gardner , Paul Park , Chris Lawson

Edition #1: The Star

The Star (1955)
Awards: Hugo: Short Story (1956)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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