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The Stochastic Man

(1975)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Lew Nichols is in the business of stochastic prediction. A mixture of sophisticated analysis and inspired guesswork, it is the nearest man can get to predicting the future. And Nichols is very good at it. So good that he is soon indispensable to Paul Quinn, the ambitious and charismatic mayor of New York whose sights are firmly set on the presidency. But there is nothing paranormal about stochastic prediction: Nichols can't actually see the future. However, Martin Carvajal apparently can and he offers to help Nichols do so too. It's an offer Nichols can't resist, even though he can clearly see the devastating impact that knowing in advance every act of his life has on Carvajal. For Carvajal has even seen his own death.


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"An engaging tale ... fast and literate." - J G Ballard


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Hardback Editions

April 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stochastic Man (Gollancz SF)
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 0-575-02079-2 / 978-0-575-02079-5 (UK edition)
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September 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: The stochastic man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 0-06-013868-8 / 978-0-06-013868-4 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stochastic Man (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 0-575-05123-X / 978-0-575-05123-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 0-446-34507-5 / 978-0-446-34507-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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November 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 0-449-13570-5 / 978-0-449-13570-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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August 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 0-340-22327-8 / 978-0-340-22327-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN: 1-5226-8819-6 / 978-1-5226-8819-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stochastic Man
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stochastic Man (Gateway Essentials)
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Gateway
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