Penguin Classics The Black Cloud

byFred Hoyle

Paperback | October 26, 2010

Penguin Classics The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle
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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.

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 Pr...
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Title:Penguin Classics The Black CloudFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:225 pages, 7.8 X 5.09 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:225 pages, 7.8 X 5.09 X 0.5 inPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141196408

ISBN - 13:9780141196404

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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