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The Whirligig of Time

(1979)
(The fifth book in the Jan Darzek series)
A novel by

 
 
Jan Darzek, former private detective from Earth and now First Councilor of the Galaxy, has encountered his most baffling case. The planet Nifron D has been inexplicably turned into a sun. A quarter of a galaxy away, a native on the planet Skarnaf has been found horribly disfigured by an impossibly massive dose of radiation. While Darzek searches for a connection between the two events, the populous and prosperous world of Vezpro receives a blackmail letter that threatens it with the fate of Nifron D. In a crimeless society, has a master scientist turned master criminal? Darzek must decide quickly whether the letter is a monstrous hoax. If it is not, how can the impossible demands be met -- or five billion inhabitants evacuated in time?

Genre: Science Fiction    

Used availability for Lloyd Biggle Jr's The Whirligig of Time

Hardback Editions

1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The whirligig of time
Author(s): Lloyd Biggle
ISBN: 0-385-13211-5 / 978-0-385-13211-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Whirligig of Time: A Jan Darzek Novel
Author(s): Lloyd Biggle Jr
ISBN: 1-58715-249-5 / 978-1-58715-249-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Press
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