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The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle (1st Signet Printing 1959)


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Mass Market Paperback in Good (G) condition. Price written on cover. Hole punch in corner of cover. Light tanning to inside cover. Pages clean and straight. 

A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers - including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly - engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians.