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Synopsis: A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers - including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly - engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians. In the pacy, engaging style of John Wyndham and John Christopher, with plenty of hard science thrown in to add to the chillingly credible premise (he manages to foretell Artificial Intelligence, Optical Character Recognition and Text-to-Speech converters), Hoyle carries you breathlessly through to its thrilling end.
About the Author: Sir Fred Hoyle, F.R.S. (1915-2001), renowned astronomer, cosmologist, writer, broadcaster, and television personality, was born in Bingley, Yorkshire and educated at Bingley Grammar School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. A Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, he was a university lecturer in Mathematics before becoming Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy (1958-73) and Director of the Cambridge Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, which he founded (1967-73). In 1969 he was elected an associate member of the American National Academy of Science - the highest U.S. honour for non-American scientists. In 1974 he was awarded a Royal Medal by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his distinguished contributions to theoretical physics and cosmology and in 1997 shared the Crafoord Prize for his contribution to the understanding of the nuclear process in stars. Other notable fiction include Ossian's Ride, October the First is Too Late and Comet Halley.
Title: The Black Cloud
Binding: MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Roc March 1982, 1982. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. Creases to the spine with light edgewear to cover. Pages clean and unmarked. Reading crease along the spine. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers. Seller Inventory # 395736
Book Description Roc, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Fine. Like-new with tight spine and unread. Has original price sticker from 1982. Light spine edge wear, otherwise new condition. Seller Inventory # mon0000019683
Book Description Roc, 1982. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0451114329-2-4
Book Description Roc, 1982. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0451114329
Book Description Roc, 1982. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0451114329_4
Book Description Roc, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # 18100920
Book Description Mar 01, 1982. Condition: Used: Very Good. "Slight wear to spine, covers & corners." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. ISBN: 0451114329. ISBN/EAN: 9780451114327. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 030611. Seller Inventory # 030611
Book Description Roc, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020451114329
Book Description Roc, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110451114329
Book Description Roc, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0451114329