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October the first is too late.

Author: Fred Hoyle
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1966]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Professor Hoyle's sf adventure is a modern relative of Wells' The Time Machine. A transmission of solar beams plays havoc with time. England is in the 1960s but WWI is still raging in western Europe. Greece is in the golden age of Pericles, America some thousands of years in the future; while Russia and Asia are a glass-like plain, its surface fused together by the burnt-out sun of a far distant future. The central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoyle, Fred, Sir.
October the first is too late.
New York, Harper & Row [1966]
(OCoLC)561769437
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Hoyle
ISBN: 0060028459 9780060028459
OCLC Number: 355618
Description: 200 pages 22 cm

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Professor Hoyle's sf adventure is a modern relative of Wells' The Time Machine. A transmission of solar beams plays havoc with time. England is in the 1960s but WWI is still raging in western Europe. Greece is in the golden age of Pericles, America some thousands of years in the future; while Russia and Asia are a glass-like plain, its surface fused together by the burnt-out sun of a far distant future. The central themes are time and the meaning of consciousness. The heroes are a pianist-composer and his scientist friend. The dramatic highpoint of the book is a magnificent, almost idyllic section on the life and music of the future, in which one can almost hear the compositions of two rivals as they compete in improvisations.

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