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Fifth Planet

(1963)
A novel by

 
 
The year is 2087. The two great power blocs still face each other, with Britain having adopted the political role formerly occupied by Switzerland.

For 75 years the world has known of the approach of another solar system which will pass between our sun and its outermost planets. The sun of the other solar system is named Helios by astronomers, and it too is found to have planets. Its fifth planet, Achilles, is the one most similar to Earth; and rival rocket ship expeditions are launched by the Euro-American and Communist blocs to explore this transient neighbour...

From here on the story is weird and wonderful, the action lively; the scientific ideas are intriguing and the social satire is amusing.

Genre: Science Fiction

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April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fifth Planet
Author(s): Fred Sir Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 1-258-30584-4 / 978-1-258-30584-0 (USA edition)
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December 1963 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fifth Planet
Author(s): Sir Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 0-434-34920-8 / 978-0-434-34920-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fifth Planet (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 1-943910-11-1 / 978-1-943910-11-3 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fifth Planet
Author(s): Fred, Sir Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 1-258-31342-1 / 978-1-258-31342-5 (USA edition)
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January 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fifth Planet (Penguin science fiction)
Author(s): Sir Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 0-14-002244-9 / 978-0-14-002244-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fifth Planet
Author(s): Fred Hoyle
ISBN: 0-06-080487-4 / 978-0-06-080487-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins (paper)
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fifth Planet
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
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October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fifth Planet (Fred Hoyle's World of Science Fiction)
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
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November 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fifth Planet (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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