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Double Planet
 
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Double Planet

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The Dragon, an enormous comet, is on a trajectory that will bring it perilously close to an Earth that is still suffering from the scars of a nuclear incident, and from the problems of the Greenhouse Effect. Does it spell doom, or might it represent the possibility of a change for the better?
Published (first published 1988)
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Trevor McGuire
I enjoyed this book for the well thought out science and storyline. Where it falls short is the mechanical writing style. It seems pretty clear to me that a rigid outline for the book was lain and militantly adhered to with no concern for transition from one stage to the next. In my opinion, a subplot does not mean that one ends a chapter, goes off on a tangent, ends that chapter, and then gets back to where they started. The bottom line is that there was too much of this stuff, with at least tw ...more
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John R. Gribbin is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. The topical range of his prolific writings includes quantum physics, biographies of famous scientists, human evolution, the origins of the universe, climate change and global warming. His also writes science fiction.

John Gribbin graduated with his bachelor's degree in phy
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