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Colossus and the Crab

(1977)
(The third book in the Colossus series)
A novel by

 
 
The 22nd Century. Dr. Charles Forbin is Earth's most powerful man. As mediator between Colossus, the Super Computer, and the rest of humanity, Forbin holds the key to Earth's fate.
When Colossus, an awe-inspiring technological creation, suddenly became self-aware and took upon itself the task of righting humanity's wrongs with no regard for humans themselves, Forbin intervened. He took the decision to turn off his great machine - but could not do it alone.
Forbin called upon invaders from Mars. The Martians did their fastidious work, shutting down Colossus. The Earth descended into chaos. Rival factions sparred for supremacy, with only Forbin to control the populace and maintain order.
But now, the Martians have returned. And they want compensation. Forbin is asked to design a super Collector in order to solidify the Earth's supply of oxygen - or, a large proportion of it - to be handed over to the Martians. But to do so would condemn the lives of hundreds of millions of Earth's inhabitants. There is only one entity on Earth with the power to stop the Martians...Colossus must return.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Colossus and the Crab
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 0-425-04327-4 / 978-0-425-04327-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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August 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Colossus And Crab
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 0-425-03467-4 / 978-0-425-03467-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Colossus and the Crab (The Colossus Trilogy )
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 1-66526-848-4 / 978-1-66526-848-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Colossus and the Crab (The Colossus Trilogy ) (Colossus Trilogy, 3)
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 1-66526-847-6 / 978-1-66526-847-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Colossus and the Crab (Colossus Trilogy, 3)
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 1-5414-0282-0 / 978-1-5414-0282-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Colossus and the Crab (Colossus Trilogy, 3)
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 1-5414-5282-8 / 978-1-5414-5282-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Colossus and the Crab
Author(s): D F Jones
Publisher: Orion
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March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Colossus and the Crab
Author(s): D F Jones
Publisher: Gateway
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