- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction (June 8, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0020259905
- ISBN-13: 978-0020259909
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #507,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Voyage of the Space Beagle Paperback – June 8, 1992
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
In this novel, Ellott Grosvenor -- the Nexialist -- observes as the other scientists encounter a huge black cat-like animal on a previously unexplored planet. The creature is obviously intelligent, as is shown by its straight-forward, yet cautious, approach to the scientists. It even has manipulative tentacles around its neck.
Coeurl is hungry, but knows that it cannot directly attack the small strangers and survive. It acts friendly and later ambushes a lone individual among the ruins of the Builders. For the first time in weeks, it absorbs life sustaining id from the body. But its feeding is interrupted by the approach of a small flyer.
The strangers are suspicious of Coeurl after the body is found. Gregory Kent -- head of the chemistry department -- is very angry at the death of his friend Jarvey. He wants to terminate the creature immediately, but is overruled by Hal Morton, the expedition director.
The chemistry department analyses the remains and discovers a shortage of potassium. They prepare a soup of potassium suspended in an organic compound similar to its state within the human body and Kent presents a bowl filled with the substance to the alien creature. Before most of the department heads, Coeurl angrily dumps the contents of the bowl into Kent's face.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Elliott Grosvenor is a scientist on a ship commissioned to explore new galaxies. Among chemists, physicists, archeologists, and many other types of specialists, Grosvenor is the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by gloria piper
I first read this novel over 60 years ago when I was in high school and I loved it then and I love it now. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bill B. Williams
One of the best of the older science fiction novels. Fun to read from start to finish.Published 8 months ago by Tony Longhurst
The Voyage of the Space Beagle
This is a very weird book! Howeveer the storyline forced the reader to see other angles with the book. Read more
wow how can jokers like azimov an heinlein get so much press and van vgot remain hidden so much? He towers above those other 2 and is really unmatched except by maybe jack vance... Read morePublished 23 months ago by microsoft is not monop
This is supposedly where the idea for "Alien" came from, in the first of several connected stories. I have re-read this many times and now I finally have my own copy.Published on January 16, 2014 by M. J. Schau
Published in 1950, this novel was evidently the inspiration for both Star Trek and Alien. A mind-bending story about a years-long mission in deep, uncharted space. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Joe Hart
What's the big deal about this book?
1. It was the blueprint for both Star Trek and the Alien movies. Read more