Fifth Planet

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Fifth Planet
  • Fred Hoyle
  • English
  • 04 September 2017
  • 0060804874

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Fifth Planet Another star is due to pass close to the sun, close enough for conventional spacecraft to reach it The first planets observed are four gas giants, but then an inner Fifth Planet is found Signs of chlorophyll are detected, suggesting that it supports life Rival Soviet and US expeditions are launched to visit it. Read Fifth Planet – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Fifth Planet

  1. Bill says:

    A very nice little story I had low expectations going in, but it exceeded them greatly It was well paced, interesting and didn t get bogged down in too much scientific talk I didn t really know what to expect for a storyline, and it was nicely surprising Not wanting to spoiler th...

  2. Samantha says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I decided to read Fifth Planet after thoroughly enjoying The Black Cloud Overall, I did not find Fifth Planet as thought provoking as The Black Cloud , however once the characters reached Achilles, I could not put the book down At 224 pages Fifth Planet was a short read, but in its few pages it managed to explore one of the many possible repercussions of space exploration I thoroughly en...

  3. Brian says:

    You can put this one next to 2001 It isn t as cosmically imaginative as Clarke s book, but it has a similar vibe One hundred years in the future, a star with its own planetary system passes near Earth Four of its five planets are gas giants, but the fifth, dubbed Achilles, is Earth sized and evidently Earth like Two expeditions, one Russian, one American, set out for Achilles, where they discover endless swards of grass and long, shallow lakes Then things get weird.To be honest, it s all a You can put this one next to 2001 It isn t as cosmically imaginative as Clarke s book, but it has a similar vibe One hundred years in the future, a star with its own planetary system passes near Earth Four of its five planets are gas giants, but the fifth, dubbed Achilles, is Earth sized and evidently Earth like Two expeditions, one Russian, one American, set out for Achilles, where they discover endless swards of grass and long, shallow lakes Then things get weird.To be honest, it s all a little weird from the beginning Written by astrophysicist Fred Hoyle and his novelist son Geoffrey Hoyle, this book doesn t read like any ordinary science fiction novel This is a good thing it s different and it suits the subject matter It has the deliberateness of the scientific mind and also its leaps forward, as well as its odd digressions In a way, its characters are digressions They aren t as colorless as Bowman and Poole I m thinking of Kubrick s 2001 , yet they aren t quite what one would ex...

  4. George says:

    I m resisting the urge to dock this points because of it s ingrained misogyny, but it s absolutely dyed in the wool stuff The rest of this though, has that nimble plotting that manages to pull in lots of ideas rather effectively The astro physics heavy opening offers some nice satires, and surprisingly accurate predictions, on politics and bureaucracy The alien planet...

  5. Jonathan Norton says:

    Vintage Hoyle Some good stuff about 60s nuclear paranoia, some strange scenes on another planet, and his musings about the nature of time and consciousness.

  6. David Moth says:

    An enjoyable read Very much of its time and not a book to be taken too seriously

  7. Christopher Hivner says:

    An entire solar system, sun and planets, is hurtling toward our own There is an earth like planet and both the Americans and the Russians decide to send a ship to land on the planet they ve named Achilles to explore it The Russian ship cannot take off to come home so the crews collaborate By the time they leave Achilles, 3 of the combined crew are dead and 2 others are insane because of strange incidents on the planet When they return home it turns out one of themen was being inhabited by a An entire solar system, sun and planets, is hurtling toward our own There is an earth like planet and both the Americans and the Russians decide to send a ship to land on the planet they ve named Achilles to explore it The Russian ship cannot take off to come home so the crews collaborate By the time they leave Achilles, 3 of the combined crew are dead and 2 others are insane because of strange incidents on the planet When they return home it turns out one of themen was being inhabited by a creature from Achilles The creature passes into another person and begins to do its own exploring of Earth.Fifth Planet has an...

  8. Robert Lomas says:

    This book is a combined effort by Fred Hoyle and his son Geoffrey Sir Fred is logical and systematic scientist who always gets the detail of the physics correct but in his solo writings his characters are perhaps a little two dimensional or even autobiographical Hugh Conway, the hero of this book, really does have an emotional life of his own and you get sucked into his diffic...

  9. Robert Hepple says:

    First published way back in 1963, Fred and Geoffrey Hoyles Fifth Planet is well written SF novel about a voyage to the fifth planet of another solar system that is passing through, or colliding with, the Sol system The science of the story is very unconvincing and at times poorl...

  10. Larry Rolfes says:

    Interesting story, but for me the most entertaining part of this book was how wrong it was about predicting life in the future In particular, attitudes toward women and advances in computer technology were way off even for today, much less 2087 still using punched cards LOL.