|Star Well (1968) [Novel]|
by Alexei Panshin
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Series: Anthony Villiers
(From the publisher):
A small, airless planetoid set deep in the heart of the Flammarion Rift. Due to its location it is a minor hub of commerce within the Nashuite Empire, and though it is equipped with elegant dining rooms and casinos, luxury suites and expensive shops, Wu and Fabricant's GUIDEBOOK claims that Star Well is a dull place to visit, and that travelers should avoid layovers if they can. But Wu and Fabricant had not been shown the secret basements, nor told the nature of the things stored there — if they had been they might have still advised against layovers, but not because Star Well was dull.
When our hero Anthony Villiers and his Troggish friend Torve arrive on the scene, it soon becomes evident that the truth must out: that Star Well has reached the end of an era...
Original title: Star Well
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Opera
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Humorous, Parody and Comedy