The Black Star Passes is a science fiction novel by John W Campbell Jr., first published in 1930.
A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention...
First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets...
The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System
These were the three challenges that tested the skill and minds of the brilliant team of scientist-astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey. Their initial adventures are a classic of science-fiction which first brought the name of their author, John W. Campbell, into prominence as a master of the inventive imagination.
The book is the first in Campbell's Arcot, Morey and Wade series. It was followed by Islands of Space and Invaders From The Infinite.
John W Campbell Jr., (1910-1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction.