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Can You Name This Story (Part 4)

Another reader writes in with a story description looking for a title. Do any of our readers out there know the title of this story? It’s not much to go on. Consider it a challenge of your science fictional prowess!

I trying to find out if anyone remembers a SF book that I read 15 or 20 years ago, about a sun that becomes aware that it’s intelligent and ponders it’s existence and finally reaches out to other suns and communicates with them.

– Scott C.

Can you name this story?

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12 Comments on Can You Name This Story (Part 4)

  1. Anonymous // April 26, 2008 at 1:50 am //

    Olaf Stapledon’s novel STAR MAKER?

  2. It reminds me of Frank Herbert’s Whipping Star, but I don’t think that’s it.

  3. My husband chimes in with “From a Changeling Star” by Jeffrey Carver. It’s a sub-plot in that book.

    Re: Anonymous – “Star Maker” was my first thought as well!

  4. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem?

    Or is that a planet?

  5. My first thought was “From a Changeling Star” as well.

  6. Ooh. That storyline sounds famiiar! But none of those title given sound familiar…

  7. I’m pretty sure Anonymous got it in one with “Starmaker.” This is a big part of the latter half of the novel.

  8. I’m not sure about “Starmaker” though — in Stapledon everything is so impersonal. It’s not a star realizing things and reaching out, it’s the narrator realizing that stars have been doing this. Different POV, if you see what I mean.

  9. Rogue Star by Jack Williamson & Frederik Pohl?

  10. Rogue Star by Jack Williamson & Frederik Pohl?

  11. The beginning of Teletubbies!

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