The Blue Star

Fletcher PRATT (1897 - 1956)

The novel is set in a parallel world in which the existence of psychic powers has permitted the development of witchcraft into a science; in contrast, the physical sciences have languished, resulting in a modern culture reminiscent of our eighteenth century.

The protagonists are Lalette Asterhax, a hereditary witch, and Rodvard Bergelin, an ordinary government clerk who has been recruited into the radical conspiracy of the Sons of the New Day. Rodvard, though attracted to the daughter of a baron, is commanded by his superiors to seduce Lalette instead to gain the use of her blue star in the furtherance of their revolutionary aims. The witch is no more truly enamored of him than he is of her, but both fall in with the scheme for their own reasons, unaware of how much they are simply pawns in the larger scheme of things. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prologue Mark Nelson
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Play 01 Netznegon City: March Rain Mark Nelson
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Play 02 April Night Mark Nelson
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Play 03 Escape Mark Nelson
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Play 04 Daylight; Refuge Mark Nelson
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Play 05 Night; Generosity; Treason Mark Nelson
00:21:12
Play 06 Night and Day; The Place of Masks Angelique G. Campbell
00:18:48
Play 07 Sedad Vix: A New Life Mark Nelson
00:22:46
Play 08 High Politic Mark Nelson
00:21:01
Play 09 Spring Festival: Intrigue of Count Cleudi Mark Nelson
00:17:45
Play 10 Prelude to the Servants’ Ball Angelique G. Campbell
00:18:32
Play 11 Kazmerga; Two Against a World Mark Nelson
00:24:18
Play 12 Netznegon City; A Zigraner Festival Mark Nelson
00:24:20
Play 13 Farewell and Greeting Angelique G. Campbell
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Play 14 The Eastern Sea; The Captain’s Story Mark Nelson
00:22:38
Play 15 Charalkis; The Door Closes Angelique G. Campbell
00:26:00
Play 16 The Eastern Sea: Systole Mark Nelson
00:22:02
Play 17 Charalkis: The Depth and Rise Mark Nelson
00:24:54
Play 18 Decide for Life Mark Nelson
00:19:57
Play 19 Two Choices Mark Nelson
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Play 20 Inevitable Mark Nelson
00:17:52
Play 21 Midwinter: The Return Angelique G. Campbell
00:23:04
Play 22 The Law of Love Mark Nelson
00:18:27
Play 23 Netznegon: Return to Glory Mark Nelson
00:18:20
Play 24 Speeches in the Great Assembly Mark Nelson
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Play 25 Interview at the Nation’s Guest-House Mark Nelson
00:11:25
Play 26 The Court of Special Cases Mark Nelson
00:12:15
Play 27 Winter Light Angelique G. Campbell
00:16:43
Play 28 Embers Revived Angelique G. Campbell
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Play 29 No and Yes Angelique G. Campbell
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Play 30 Epilogue Mark Nelson
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