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Element 79

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Paperback, 189 pages
Published May 1st 1967 by Penguin Books/New American Library (NY) (first published January 1st 1967)
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Nicole
Aug 09, 2011 Nicole rated it it was ok
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A book with ~15 tales & some are very short stories. The only story I remember is about birdwatcher who accidentally kills the rare birds he was seeking because of his nearsightedness. Hoyle provided a short intro of details about this person's bird-watching followed by the ironic end.

Hoyle doesn't seem to think highly of humanity or other scientists but he does have a droll turn. This is the man who came up with Hoyle's Fallacy because he was arrogant enough to think he understood the foun
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Matt Sears
Jun 02, 2010 Matt Sears rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, pulp
From my blog- pulpaweek.blogspot.com

A Fantastic, frightening plunge into the future; an era of interplanetary espionage; airborne orgies; galactic extravaganzas—when man is the servant of superior creatures from different worlds.' –Front cover

'Earthlings are dominated by the Devil, manipulated by Martians, headed for extinction at the hands of nonhumans... a horror-scope of the future, masterminded by one of the foremost astronomers of our time.' –Back cover

Published 1967. 143 pages. 60c cover p
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Professor Sir Fred Hoyle was one of the most distinguished, creative, and controversial scientists of the twentieth century. He was a Fellow of St John’s College (1939-1972, Honorary Fellow 1973-2001), was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1957, held the Plumian Chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy (1958-1972), established the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge (now ...more
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