Fifth Planet




      Fifth Planet
Another star is due to pass close to the sun, close enough for conventional spacecraft to reach it The first planets observed are four gas giants, but then an inner Fifth Planet is found Signs of chlorophyll are detected, suggesting that it supports life Rival Soviet and US expeditions are launched to visit it. New Download [ Fifth Planet ] by [ Fred Hoyle ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Professor Sir Fred Hoyle was one of the most distinguished, creative, and controversial scientists of the twentieth century He was a Fellow of St John s College 1939 1972, Honorary Fellow 1973 2001 , was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1957, held the Plumian Chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy 1958 1972 , established the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge now part of the Institute of Astronomy , and in 1972 received a knighthood for his services to astronomy Hoyle was a keen mountain climber, an avid player of chess, a science fiction writer, a populariser of science, and the man who coined the phrase The Big Bang.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Fifth Planet
  • Fred Hoyle
  • English
  • 06 April 2018
  • 0060804874

10 thoughts on “ Fifth Planet

  1. Bill says:

    A very nice little story I had low expectations going in, but it exceeded them greatly It was well paced, interesting and didn t get bogged down in too much scientific talk I didn t really know what to expect for a storyline, and it was nicely surprising Not wanting to spoiler the story, it s a ...

  2. Brian says:

    You can put this one next to 2001 It isn t as cosmically imaginative as Clarke s book, but it has a similar vibe One hundred years in the future, a star with its own planetary system passes near Earth Four of its five planets are gas giants, but the fifth, dubbed Achilles, is Earth sized and evidently Earth like Two expeditions, one Russian, one American, set out for Achilles, where they discover endless swards of grass and lo...

  3. Samantha says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I decided to read Fifth Planet after thoroughly enjoying The Black Cloud Overall, I did not find Fifth Planet as thought provoking as The Black Cloud , however once the characters reached Achilles, I could not put the book down At 224 pages Fifth Planet was a short read, but in its few pages it managed to explore one of the many possible...

  4. Bob says:

    Fred Hoyle was a great astronomer who wrote popular science books and science fiction on the side The popular science books were very good The science fiction not so much.Science fiction is supposed to be fiction That means not only that it is not true, a story, but that it has characters that seem real, grab your interest, and act in ways that you identify with They have lives you care about and face human problems In the other books by Hoyle that I have read The Black Cloud, October the Fred Hoyle was a great astronomer who wrote popular science books and science fiction on the side The popular science books were very good The science fiction not so much.Science fiction is supposed to be fiction That means not only that it is not true, a story, but that it has characters that seem real, grab your interest, and act in ways that you identify with They have lives you care about and face human problems In the other boo...

  5. Rosemary says:

    Some of the enjoyment of reading 60 s sci fi is the alternative future this era offered us It is the mid 21st century, there is no internet, mobile phones, and computers are large clumsy machines that use punch cards and do not fit on nuclear powered rockets Women are beautiful objects that live to clean and bestow glamour upon male scientists and astronauts The Soviets and...

  6. George says:

    I m resisting the urge to dock this points because of it s ingrained misogyny, but it s absolutely dyed in the wool stuff The rest of this though, has that nimble plotting that manages to pull in lots of ideas rather effectively The astro physics heavy opening offers some nice satires, and surprisingly accurate predictions, on politics and bureaucracy The alien planet is weird and reminiscent of Solaris and The Book of Strange New Things And the final third act touches on ideas later used in I m resisting the urge to dock this points because of it s ingrained misogyny, but it s absolutely dyed in the wool stuff The rest of this though, has that nimble plotting that manages to pull in lots of ideas rather effectively The astro physics heavy opening offers some nice satires, and surprisingly accurate predictions, on politics and bure...

  7. Joel B says:

    I wanted to abandon this book a quarter of the way through, but I pressed on By the time I was halfway through, I really wanted to abandon it But giving up on things is something I find difficult In this case it paid off This book was dreadfully boring until about 60% in when it became inte...

  8. Bruce L says:

    can t.

  9. Jonathan Norton says:

    Vintage Hoyle Some good stuff about 60s nuclear paranoia, some strange scenes on another planet, and his musings about the nature of time and consciousness.

  10. David Moth says:

    An enjoyable read Very much of its time and not a book to be taken too seriously

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