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Return to Tomorrow

(1954)
(To the Stars)
A novel by

 

"To the Stars, by L. Ron Hubbard, is one of the greatest science fiction novels that has ever been written."
Jerry Pournelle


Set in an uncertain, strife-torn future when the first starships of man are traveling across the galaxy--but not without extracting a terrible price from their crews.

The novel's thought-provoking opening line, "Space is deep, Man is small and Time is his relentless enemy," powerfully captures the challenges facing the brave men and women of these vessels--people who must give up their former lives to explore space as entire generations and whole societies come and go on Earth, while those aboard remain essentially untouched by the passage of time in a vessel traveling at nearly the speed of light.

This immersing, remarkably ruthless drama begins when Alan Corday, a naively unseasoned but brialliant young engineer, is shanghaied from the spaceport at New Chicago and taken aboard the "Hound of Heaven"--bound for the stars.

Commanded by a distantly mysterious but charismatic leader by the name of Captain Jocelyn, the "Hound" traverses teh galaxy in an effort to keep a lifeline between Earth and the first colonies in other star systems. But in the time span of a few crossings, conditions on Earth grow gradually worse and more dangerous, while those aboard are increasingly treated as outcasts and a threat to the powers that control the planet.

Against his will, Corday is mercilessly driven by Jocelyn to use his untested intellect and abilities to serve the ship and the beleaguered space colonies. But as events unfold among the turbulent reaches of the galaxy, and during the perilous returns to Earth, Corday discovers a startling truth about his destiny that will give a whole new meaning to man's place in the stars.

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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: To the Stars
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-903820-20-0 / 978-1-903820-20-9 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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December 2000 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: To the Stars
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-175-6 / 978-1-59212-175-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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December 1975 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Return to Tomorrow (The Garland library of science fiction)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 0-8240-1417-0 / 978-0-8240-1417-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Garland Pub.,N.Y.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: To the Stars
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-61986-211-5 / 978-1-61986-211-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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January 2013 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: To the Stars (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-5577-X / 978-1-4596-5577-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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January 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: To the Stars
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-220-5 / 978-1-59212-220-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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1954 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Return to Tomorrow
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 0-441-19066-9 / 978-0-441-19066-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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Audio Editions

August 2004 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: To the Stars
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-176-4 / 978-1-59212-176-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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October 2004 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: To the Stars
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: To the Stars
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-190-X / 978-1-59212-190-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press (CA)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: To the Stars by L. Ron Hubbard - Interstellar Time Travel on a Futuristic Starship
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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