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A Wreath of Stars

(1976)
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Ironically, for Gilbert Snook who considered himself the human equivalent of a neutrino, a particle able to travel through the Earth without disturbing any other particle it all started with the panic that followed the sighting of the anti neutrino planet as it approached Earth. Earth was unaffected but Snook ended up in a small African Republic teaching English to diamond miners. Then the miners started seeing ghosts and Snook found himself at the centre of a bizarre and far reaching scientific discovery and in the middle of some very dirty political infighting.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Staggeringly enjoyable... vivid characters, a well-realized African state, and a great deal of intellectually sustained suspense." - Brian Aldiss

"Brilliant ... witty, frightening, and admiringly ambitious." - Martin Amis

"An exciting, cunningly devised novel... unputdownable, magnificently implausible... one of Shaw's most entertaining novels." - Ian Watson


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Hardback Editions

January 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: A wreath of stars
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-385-12463-5 / 978-0-385-12463-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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June 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Wreath of Stars ([Gollancz SF])
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-575-02134-9 / 978-0-575-02134-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Wreath of Stars (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-575-07147-8 / 978-0-575-07147-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Wreath of Stars
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-671-65365-2 / 978-0-671-65365-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace / Baen
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February 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Wreath of Stars (Classic S.F.)
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-575-03980-9 / 978-0-575-03980-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Wreath of Stars (Pan science fiction)
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-330-25387-5 / 978-0-330-25387-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Wreath of Stars
Author(s): Bob Shaw
ISBN: 0-440-19710-4 / 978-0-440-19710-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Wreath of Stars
Author(s): Bob Shaw
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Wreath of Stars (Gateway Essentials)
Author(s): Bob Shaw
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK