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Seven Steps to the Sun

(1970)
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Mike Jerome, a likeable young TV writer, visits Professor Smitt, a physicist, who gives him an idea for a TV script: using some source of light, perhaps a laser beam, one could reduce the human structure to a form that could be transmitted into the future as electrical pulses - and thus create time travel.

On the way home Mike is hit by a taxi, and when he recovers he finds the date is 1979 - ten years in the future. This is but the beginning of a series of bewildering, fascinating ten year jumps. Mike is himself living the time change himself! At the end of each stop he tries to find his best friend, Pete Jones, a Negro jazz musician. Jumps to 1989, 1999 and so on, take Mike into such far-reaching places as London, the Northern Territory of Australia, California and the Italian Alps, for a rousing series of adventures in all sorts of bizarre circumstances. At the very end of this outstanding science fiction adventure by a noted father-son team, there is a slyly ambiguous twist which leaves the reader wondering...



Used availability for Geoffrey Hoyle's Seven Steps to the Sun

Hardback Editions

July 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seven Steps to the Sun
Author(s): Sir Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 0-434-34924-0 / 978-0-434-34924-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Steps to the Sun (Penguin science fiction)
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 0-14-005132-5 / 978-0-14-005132-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1970 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seven Steps To The Sun
Author(s): Fred Hoyle
ISBN: 0-449-01778-8 / 978-0-449-01778-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Crest Book
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1970 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seven Steps to the Sun
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
ISBN: 0-06-011976-4 / 978-0-06-011976-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seven Steps to the Sun
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
Publisher: Gateway
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June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Seven Steps to the Sun (Fred Hoyle's World of Science Fiction)
Author(s): Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK