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The gods themselves

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1990, ©1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the year 2100, mankind on Earth, settlers in a lunar colony and aliens from the para-universe, a strange universe parallel in time to our own, are faced with a race against time to prevent total destruction of the Earth. The invention of the Inter-Universe Electron Pump has threatened the rate of hydrogen fusion in the sun, leading, inevitably, to the possibilty of a vast explosion -- and the vapourisation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0553288105 9780553288100
OCLC Number: 762213424
Notes: Originally published: Garden city, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1972.
"Bantam Spectra Books."
Awards: Winner of Hugo Award (Novel) 1973
Winner of Nebula Awards 1972
Description: 293 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Against stupidity --
The gods themselves --
Contend in vain?
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.

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"In the year 2100, mankind on Earth, settlers in a lunar colony and aliens from the para-universe, a strange universe parallel in time to our own, are faced with a race against time to prevent total destruction of the Earth. The invention of the Inter-Universe Electron Pump has threatened the rate of hydrogen fusion in the sun, leading, inevitably, to the possibilty of a vast explosion -- and the vapourisation of the Earth exactly eight minutes later . . . Only a few know the terrifying truth--an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun. They know the truth--but who will listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy--but who will believe? These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth's survival.

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