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The Fall of Colossus

(1974)
(The second book in the Colossus series)
A novel by

 
 
The hugely powerful and pervasive presence of the Colossus supercomputer mechanically runs Earth and its myriad operations. Managed by its creator, Dr. Charles Forbin, it is incapable of lies and void of human emotion. It is not a robot and not human. As part of its brief to enhance the human race, it runs eerie emotion research centres, authorizing acts of savagery to measure resistance and feeling. Art and abstract creation are banned, and surveillance is constant. No one is free. The power of Colossus is spiralling out of control. The Sect worship it as a God, enforcing its word at every opportunity and seeking out traitors. The Fellowship secretly oppose it as a force of evil, and they risk their lives in a concentrated effort to destroy it and escape its domination. Meanwhile, as Forbin becomes increasingly disillusioned with what he has unleashed on the world, his wife, Cleo, becomes distant, with disastrous consequences.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

1767 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fall of Colossus
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 0-399-11282-0 / 978-0-399-11282-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: PUTNAM
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Paperback Editions

October 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fall of Colossus
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 0-425-04326-6 / 978-0-425-04326-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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October 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fall of Colossus
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 0-425-03738-X / 978-0-425-03738-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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February 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fall of Colossus
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 0-425-02760-0 / 978-0-425-02760-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fall of Colossus (The Colossus Trilogy )
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 1-66526-851-4 / 978-1-66526-851-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fall of Colossus (Colossus Trilogy, 2)
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 1-5414-0281-2 / 978-1-5414-0281-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fall of Colossus (Colossus Trilogy, 2)
Author(s): D F Jones
ISBN: 1-5414-5281-X / 978-1-5414-5281-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fall of Colossus
Author(s): D F Jones
Publisher: Orion
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March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fall of Colossus
Author(s): D F Jones
Publisher: Gateway
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