Take a break from the onslaught of creatures infesting the Talos 1 station in Prey  with some light reading. Collect all six books of the “Starbender Cycle” to unlock the Prism Master trophy / achievement. Here’s how to find them.
The “Starbender Cycle” doesn’t add anything to the story, and doesn’t really give you any insight into the alternate-reality world of Prey. These six books only have one function — unlocking an achievement / trophy. You’ll get it for reading the series, but you don’t actually have to read them. Opening the book is enough.
Some of these books are also exceedingly tricky to find. One or two you’ll find easily. The rest can be a challenge. Check out the locations if you’re up for even more Talos 1 exploration.
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All 6 Starbender Books | ‘Prism Master’ Guide
There are 6 total “Starbender Cycle” novels found hidden throughout Talos 1. Some are super simple to find, and you’re bound to uncover them all on your own.
The others are going to get tricky. Follow the instructions and find your space treasure with these simple locations. Finding all six will earn you the “Prism Master” achievement / trophy.
- Starbender Book 1: Hardware Labs – Climb up onto the Grav Lift shaft at the top of the Atrium. On top, move left on the tiles to find a vent hiding spot with one of the collectible books.
- Starbender Book 2: Hardware Labs – From the bulkhead that leads out to the Talos 1 Exterior, go left and move the Leverage 3 large, white-covered crates blocking the path. Find the book in the caged office area guarded by a Typhon drone.
- Starbender Book 3: Psychotronics – In a locker in the Women’s Locker Room, in the Decontamination area.
- Starbender Book 4: Arboretum – Down from the streaming waterfall, find the nook with the JFK memorial bench. The book is on this bench.
- Starbender Book 5: Cargo Bay – Toward the Shipping and Receiving area, look in the small office opposite the Medbay sign on Level 2.
- Starbender Book 6: Crew Quarters – Found in Alex Yu’s Suite in the Crew Quarters. Get the keycard from Alex Yu’s office safe in the Arboretum.
Achievement / Trophy Unlocked:
You read the entire Starbender series and don’t regret it.
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