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By Barrington J. Bayley | Comments: ( 701 ) | Date: ( Apr 04, 2020 )

STAR WINDSThe sails were the product of the old technology, lost long ago in the depleted Earth, and they were priceless For with those fantastic sheets of etheric material, ships could sail the sky and even brave the radiant tides between worlds and stars.The alchemists who had replaced the scientists still sought the ancient secrets and Rachad, apprentice to such a wSTAR WINDSThe sails were the product of the old technology, lost long ago in the depleted Earth, and they were priceless For with those fantastic sheets of etheric material, ships could sail the sky and even brave the radiant tides between worlds and stars.The alchemists who had replaced the scientists still sought the ancient secrets and Rachad, apprentice to such a would be wizard, learned that the key to his quest lay in a book abandoned in a Martian colonial ruin long, long ago.But how to get to Mars There was one way left take a sea vessel, caulk it airtight, steal new sails, and fly the star winds in the way of the ancient windjammers.Here is an intriguing, unusual and colorful novel of ships that sail the stars riding before the solar breeze that blows between the worlds.


  • Title: Star Winds
  • Author: Barrington J. Bayley
  • ISBN: 9780879973841
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Barrington J. Bayley

From , the free encyclopediaBarrington J BayleyBorn April 9, 1937 1937 04 09 in Birmingham, England Died October 14, 2008 aged 71.Pen names Alan Aumbry, Michael Barrington with Michael Moorcock , John Diamond, P F Woods.Occupation Novelist, short story writerNationality BritishGenres Science fictionLiterary movement New WaveBayley was born in Birmingham and educated in Newport, Shropshire He worked a number of jobs before joining the Royal Air Force in 1955 his first published story, Combat s End , had seen print the year before in Vargo Statten Magazine.In the 1960s, Bayley s short stories featured regularly in New Worlds magazine and then later in various New Worlds paperback anthologies, becoming friends with New Worlds editor Michael Moorcock and joining science fiction s New Wave movement His first book, Star Virus, was followed by than a dozen other novels his downbeat, gloomy approach to novel writing has been cited as influential on the likes of M John Harrison, Brian Stableford and Bruce Sterling.Bayley died of complications from bowel cancer on October 14, 2008.



Comments Star Winds

  • Joseph

    Probably one more star than it deserves, but rounded up for nostalgia. This is a book I remember finding (and taking home) frequently on the paperback spinners at the public library when I was young.It's kind of gloriously ridiculous -- set a few thousand years in the future, and see, we were totally wrong!!!! It turns out that the alchemists were right; everything is comprised of the five elements -- earth, air, water, fire and ether -- and you can actually craft "sails" that catch etheric curr [...]


  • Charles

    I thought it was really a cool idea and had a lot going for it. I didn't think the story was all that wonderful, though.


  • Diarmid

    'Star Winds' is set a few thousand years in the future, where alchemy has become the predominant science and space travel is possible through ether sails which catch the star winds. Earth has become a backwater, and a lack of ether sails has cut off contact and made trade increasingly difficult. A crew set out to find new sails, but instead become involved in a galactic war and the search for the Philosopher's Stone, in a novel about escape, both physical and intellectual. Barrington Bayley is s [...]


  • Scott Nieradka

    Well, the basic premise of the book is that alchemy is the basic science of the universe, and sail boats fly in the sky and to the other planets by using special sails that sail on the ether winds. It starts off fine, despite all that, with a 1600s feel, with our hero, a 2nd rate apprentice to an old alchemist, convincing an old air captain to make the first interplanetary flight to mars in generations. (our hero wants to fetch an alchemical text, the captain, wants to get more ether sail cloth [...]


  • David

    So you’re an SF fan. You want all the crazy, swashbuckling action of Dan Dare and the Intergalactic Squid Invasion but the intellectual challenge of A Canticle for St. Squidbert. Oh yeah, and the outlandish fantasy of The Unicorn Chronicles Part XLIV. Whatcha gonna do, read The Economist? How about you try Barrington Bayley, the best-kept secret of SF.Bayley writes thinking man’s Space Opera. Instead of dryly extrapolating quantum physics, Bayley boldly posits a futuristic world where the ar [...]


  • Alex

    This book. made so little sense. There were like 2 parts to it, the first is on earth where there's no sailcloth to allow big galleon-things to sail through space, the second part is inexplicably a war between "advanced" humans and some other culture. Really, I think Barrington just wanted an excuse to research alchemy, and this was his way of getting paid for it.


  • Lawrence

    gnomeship/2017/05


  • tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE

    Hey! For all I know, Barrington J. Bayley's really a very nice interesting guy who just writes these bks to make a living & might write some really brilliant stuff under a different name. SO, excuse me, Barrington, for using yr bks as an excuse for short shrift.


  • John

    Grade D+


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