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Fifth planet

Author: Fred Hoyle; Geoffrey Hoyle; Andrea Clarke
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed. book club editionView all editions and formats
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Fred Hoyle's scientific pedigree is up front in this vintage novel, co-written with son Geoffrey. The story is based on a classic SF premise--a star, with its own planetary system, is heading towards our own. It passes close enough for us to mount an expedition to one of the planets of the visiting star--an earth-like world with detectable signs of plant life. The planet turns out to be inhabited by vastly superior  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoyle, Fred, Sir.
Fifth planet.
New York, Harper & Row [1963]
(OCoLC)561733165
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Hoyle; Geoffrey Hoyle; Andrea Clarke
OCLC Number: 355604
Notes: Novel.
Jacket design by Andrea Clarke.
Description: viii, 217 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Fred Hoyle and Geoffrey Hoyle.

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Fred Hoyle's scientific pedigree is up front in this vintage novel, co-written with son Geoffrey. The story is based on a classic SF premise--a star, with its own planetary system, is heading towards our own. It passes close enough for us to mount an expedition to one of the planets of the visiting star--an earth-like world with detectable signs of plant life. The planet turns out to be inhabited by vastly superior telepathic beings who hide themselves from the visitors. One of them takes possession of the mind of an astronaut, returning to earth to spread a dramatic and unwanted telepathic warning against the nuclear arms race, before returning on a hijacked spacecraft.

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