The Black Cloud (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

The Black Cloud (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

Fred Hoyle


"One of the best works of technology fiction ever written." - Richard Dawkins

"Without a query the main intelligently written technological know-how fiction tale i've got ever learn . . . an amazing yarn." - Charlotte Observer

"An eerie tale which calls for the reader's awareness from begin to finish." - Denver Post

"[A] damn stable tale . . . a very exciting booklet. there's a largeness, generosity, and jollity concerning the entire spirit of the booklet that reminds one of many early Wells at his best." - G. S. Fraser, New Statesman

Astronomers in England and the USA have made a terrifying discovery: an ominous black cloud the dimensions of Jupiter is traveling instantly in the direction of our sun method. If their calculations are right, the cloud's direction will deliver it among the Earth and the solar, blocking off out the Sun's rays and perilous incredible results for our planet. With the destiny of each residing factor in the world within the stability, global leaders gather a staff of really good scientists to determine how to cease the cloud. but if they discover the reality at the back of its origins, they are going to be pressured to think again every thing they believe they find out about the character of lifestyles within the universe . . .

A landmark of British technological know-how fiction, The Black Cloud (1957) used to be the 1st novel through world-renowned astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001), who used his personal medical historical past to create a frighteningly genuine apocalyptic mystery within which, Hoyle acknowledged, "there is particularly little which can no longer conceivably happen." lengthy well-known as a vintage in nice Britain, Hoyle's novel returns to print within the U.S. for the 1st time in over forty years during this variation, released to coincide with the centennial of the author's beginning and that includes a brand new foreword through Geoffrey Hoyle.

Show sample text content

Download sample