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Element 79

(1967)
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Can immortal man ever outwit the airlines? What if dumb animals could be trained to 'appreciate' the communications media of the human world? How does Number 38, Zone 11, respond when he sees a U.F.O? What happens to Slippage City when the Devil decides to think big?

These - plus a remarkable sex comedy - are some of the intriguing themes of Element 79, the new Hoyle galaxy that ranges the full scientific spectrum and beyond into the furthest reaches of the imagination. Author Fred Hoyle is an internationally renowned astronomer and much of his fiction is rooted in the realm of what is possible - scientifically and psychologically - on earth and in space, in the present and the future. His visions of his fellow humans is disquieting, hilarious, and sometimes frightening; his social commentary is often etched in acid. In Element 79 Mr Hoyle steps forward to take a backward glance at the world - deftly balancing his followers between the unreal and the real, between a chuckle and a shudder.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

1968 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Element 79
Author(s): Fred Hoyle
ISBN: 0-451-03463-5 / 978-0-451-03463-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Element 79
Author(s): Fred Hoyle
Publisher: Gateway
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June 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Element 79 (Fred Hoyle's World of Science Fiction)
Author(s): Fred Hoyle
Publisher: Gateway
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