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Castaway's World

(1963)
(Polymath)
(The first book in the Empire series)
A novel by

 
 
Colonising a new planet requires much more than just settling on a newly discovered island of Old Earth. New planets were different in thousands of ways, different from Earth and from each other. Any of those differences could mean death and disaster to a human settlement. When a ship filled with refugees from a cosmic catastrophe crash-landed on such an unmapped world, their outlook was precarious. Their ship was lost, salvage had been minor, and everything came to depend on one bright young man accidentally among them. He was a trainee planet-builder. It would have been his job to foresee all the problems necessary to set up a safe home for humanity. But the problem was that he was a mere student - and he had been studying the wrong planet.

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Paperback Editions

August 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Polymath
Author(s): John Brunner
ISBN: 0-87997-766-3 / 978-0-87997-766-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Polymath
Author(s): John Brunner
ISBN: 0-87997-458-3 / 978-0-87997-458-9 (USA edition)
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January 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Polymath
Author(s): John Brunner
ISBN: 0-87997-089-8 / 978-0-87997-089-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Polymath: Empire Book 1
Author(s): John Brunner
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Polymath: Empire Book 1
Author(s): John Brunner
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK