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Ballad of Beta-2, the (1965) [Novel]
by Samuel R. Delany Rating: Weighted - 7.4 / Average - 7.3 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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Centuries ago, the Star Folk had left Earth on twelve spaceships on a generations-long mission to colonize the distant stars. Ten of the ships had reached thier destination. Two had failed - and nobody, in the hundreds of years since the disaster, had the slightest inkling of what had happened.

Joneny, a student of galactic anthropology, was assigned the problem. It had seemed routine to him. Just some faster-than-light travel to the two wrecked ships, a bit of poking around and then writing up his findings.

But he was ill-prepared for what he found in space at the site of the two ancient worlds. One, the Sigma-9, was not subject to the laws of time-stasis (the only exception he knew of), and it was covered entirely with a mysterious green fire that shimmered so much that it seemed alive. And the other ship, the Beta-2, was nowhere to be seen.

Original title: The Ballad of Beta-2
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien Beings
FictionScience FictionAdventureSpace Travel & Exploration
FictionScience FictionAnthropology/sociology

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ballad of Beta-2, the / Empire Star (1965) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Samuel R. Delany
     Alpha Yes, Terra No! / The Ballad of Beta-2 (1965) [Paired Work]
      Authors: Samuel R. Delany , Emil Petaja

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The Ballad of Beta-2 (1965)
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Language: English

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The Ballad of Beta-2 (1982)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553203126
Pages: 115

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Ballad of Beta-2, the (1977)

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Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0722129084
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Pages: 160

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The Ballad of Beta-2 (1969)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 044104722X

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