I enjoyed the BBC Radio series Earthsearch by Ken Follet and have passed it on to grateful friends.
Several FTL generation ships are sent to find a new homeworld for humanity, but problems arise due to egotistical AI control systems and FTL time distortion.
Thanks for the interesting post!
The Star Seekers wasn't bad, sort of a "juvenile novel".
Try this link and the links embedded within to Amazon comments.
This was first "generation ship" nov-l I read back in mid 1950's: The Star Seekers by Lesser, Milton
It is a bit pricey if you want a used copy from amazon.com or abebooks.com..but maybe Inter-library loan?
I just looked this up on Amazon -- the folks who like it really like it -- but it doesn't have overwhelming support -- like the comment
"To say that this is 'slow' is like calling Faulkner 'wordy'." (grin)
So I'm not sure whether to add this one to my wish list or not...
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