Three Classic Novels: Ossian's Ride, October the First Is Too Late, Fifth Planet - Fred Hoyle's World of Science Fiction (Paperback)
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Three Classic Novels: Ossian's Ride, October the First Is Too Late, Fifth Planet - Fred Hoyle's World of Science Fiction (Paperback)

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In addition to being the man who coined the term 'the Big Bang', world-renowned astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle also produced a fine body of science fiction. This omnibus contains three of his SF novels: Ossian's Ride, October the First Is Too Late & Fifth Planet, co-written with his son, Geoffrey Hoyle.

Ossian's Ride: The year is 1970. Sealed behind an impenetrable barrier in the south of Ireland, the Industrial Corporation of Eire startles the rest of the world with its efficiency, its brilliance . . .

October the First Is Too Late: Unusual solar activity has played havoc with terrestrial time: England is in the '60's, but in France, it is 1917 and WWI is still raging in western Europe . . .

Fifth Planet: Another star is due to pass close to the sun, close enough for conventional spacecraft to reach it. Signs of chlorophyll are detected on one of the worlds, suggesting that it supports life. Rival Soviet and US expeditions are launched to visit it. But what will they find on the 'Fifth Planet'?

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473210950
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 441 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 31 mm


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The John Buchan of science fiction. His fantasies are not only firmly rooted in scientific possibilities but are told at gallopping pace and with an appealing no-nonsense authority - Sunday TimesA tense adventure sandwiched between two slivers of higher maths . . . A very well told story this, with some nice touches of political prediction - Daily Telegraph

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