[E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle


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Characters The Black Cloud Summary Ñ The Black Cloud 102 Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download Arth 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 smo. 35 stars Really good classic hard science fiction story though the predictions of the future at the time now make the story come across a little like pulp sf Nonetheless this is a well written story with an interesting plot that I thought was very enjoyable If your looking for a classic scifi read you could do a lot worse

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Characters The Black Cloud Summary Ñ The Black Cloud 102 Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download 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 E. We tend to give ourselves a pat on the back when we contemplate our successes as if to say that the Universe is following our logic But this is surely to put the cart before the horse It isn t the Universe that s following our logic it s we that are constructed in accordance with the logic of the Universe And that gives what I might call a definition of intelligent life something that reflects the basic structure of the Universe p 172There may be two reasons Hoyle s classic has endured in the minds of sci fi cognoscenti The first is its premise a mammoth interstellar cloud moving at incredible speed and headed directly for Earth is suddenly spotted by observatories around the world Astronomers busy themselves with plotting its course and assessing all potential dangers Getting an insider s view of how science happens is what gives this one its legs The scientists suabble over their favorite theories wrangling over this and that nicety only relenting once a better argument is put forward The fusion of exhaustive authentic physics and stepwise logic elevates the traditional sci fi trope of having experts solve existential crises to something memorable In this respect The Black Cloud 1957 is hard sci fi at its bestThe other reason has to do with its central character Christopher Kingsley who turns out to be an almost absurdly obvious ectype of the author himself Tetchy confident brilliant hostile to authority and the sluggishness of Parliament Kingsley is everything Fred Hoyle embodied throughout his illustrious yet controversial career Hoyle was infamous for his heated disagreements with colleagues and gauche forays into other fields Among the high profile blunders include his claims that sunspot activity causes flu epidemics and that the Archaeopteryx fossils yes all of them were faked to say nothing of his cosmological crotchetsWhile many of Hoyle s ideas never panned out and were ultimately discontinued there s no reason his fictive amalgam must walk the same path Hoyle s Kingsley is a man of seemingly endless brilliance and rationality a dispenser of insight and dry wit who leads his comrades out of their various intellectual uagmires Any deference is in short reserve and is all but depleted in his dealings with the British government for whose slow maneuverings he has little patience When he refuses to truckle to the Prime Minister s demands he s begrudgingly handed the red carpet treatment He and his team are furnished a state of the art facility called Nortonstowe secreted away in the highlands of South West England a base of operations where they can study the Cloud away from the public s prying eyesDid I mention he s never wrong An early chapter sees Kingsley scribbling out dense euations to chart the predicted trajectory of the Cloud Other observatories come to the same conclusions but Kingsley gets there first When Kingsley proffers a rather screwy idea about the nature of the cloud to his colleagues he is initially jeered before being vindicated by later observation The same fate cannot be recounted for Hoyle s attachment to steady state theory an out of fashion idea which sees an eternally expanding but structurally static universe one without beginning or end In contrast with Kingsley Hoyle clung to this idea in spite of the evidence referring to the prevailing view as the Big Bang in a 1949 BBC broadcast And so the man who coined the term for the prevailing theory of the universe s origin was also its most vocal critic the irony heard round the world Hoyle even sneaks in a few words during dialogue as if to remind us that perhaps just perhaps not all the evidence is in In a sense Kingsley may best be thought of as the unimpeachable version of its author The old adage might thus be revised as when life gives you lemons live vicariously through the characters in your books Closing ThoughtsIn the preface to his 1957 sci fi classic Hoyle reuests that his colleagues allow him this excursus from the workaday pursuits that occupy most of his life Had they known he was capable of delivering gems like A For Andromeda and The Black Cloud I am sure they would have encouraged it all the What makes The Black Cloud in particular stand out among crowded company is its plausibility As Hoyle notes there is very little here that could not conceivably happen And of course it s the parts we can t presently conceive that will turn over in your imagination long after the story is through While it s chock full of good science and thrilling possibility it should be noted that there is very little in the way of character development Most of the characters besides Kingsley are colorless thinly drawn stand ins flat stale and occasionally sexist But if following heady incisive chains of reasoning is your fancy or you enjoy contemplating wonders at the outer edge of science Hoyle s sci fi debut is sure to satisfyNote This review is republished from my official website

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Characters The Black Cloud Summary Ñ The Black Cloud 102 Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download King Dr Marlowe and the maverick eccentric Professor Kingsly engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud battling against trigger happy politicia. I really liked the beginning to mid part of this book because it tackles a very interesting and novel idea for alien species It goes far beyond little green men and I admire that Also Hoyle was a physicist and this makes the book much better than what you d read from any random sci fi popular science wannabe who does some research for few months The world needs scientists turned authors The book also Gasp contains math in between prose Awesome


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    [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle This is the best geek wish fulfillment fantasy I know and I've also heard that it's Richard Dawkins's favorite science fiction novel Make of that what you will It's The Future as imagined in the late 50s and by the time I read it the book was already feeling a bit dated But oddly enough that only adds to its charm Scientists discover a huge cloud of gas heading directly for the solar system When it arrives it

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    Characters The Black Cloud [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle “We tend to give ourselves a pat on the back when we contemplate our successes as if to say that the Universe is following our logic But this is surely to put the cart before the horse It isn’t the Universe that’s following our logic it’s we that are constructed in accordance with the logic of the Univ

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    [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Fred Hoyle Too cool for old school sci fi I urge you to think again Fred Hoyle the author of this book was a renowned astronomer cosmologist writer and a broadcastertv personality The cloud arrives blocking out the sun and causing devastating almost cataclysmic events on earth But these are only told as an incidental part of the story the main narrative is regarding the contact and eventual communication with the invader There i

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    Characters The Black Cloud Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Fred Hoyle If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewVintage and eschatological SF The Black Cloud by Fred HoylePublished 1957 I read this book in my teens Since then I hadn’t read it The only things I remembered was that there was a Cloud hurtling toward the Sun there were Americans and British involved and that there was a lot of formulas diagrams and lengthy expository footnotes on several pagesAfter re reading it the

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    Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Fred Hoyle Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle Honestly just skip the maths forget it's got too much science and not enough sex It's brilliant It might be a boy's book I know a couple now who keep it by their bed but I found it unputdownableThe interaction with other intelligent life is very moving The politics felt realI wonder what would happen if everybody in the world had to read this just to get a glimpse of what catastrophic climate change would be like Maybe it would make us ev

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    [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle 35 stars Really good classic hard science fiction story though the predictions of the future at the time now make the story come across a little like pulp sf Nonetheless this is a well written story with an interesting pl

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    Characters The Black Cloud Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle This is only the second time that I have attempted to read science fiction the first one having ended in disaster with Isaac Asimov's Foundation series #1 Part of the reason being that science fiction novels tend to literally and metaphorically shoot for the stars but we as human beings will always be bounded by limitations and therefore the notions of grandeur fall flat and the whole thing becomes a little funnyBlack Cloud was

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    [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle I think it was Brian Aldiss who said Science fiction is no written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts Well that may be true of most science fiction but I think this is an exception A science fiction boo

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    [E–pub New] (The Black Cloud) Author Fred Hoyle Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Fred Hoyle Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download I really liked the beginning to mid part of this book because it tackles a very interesting and novel idea for alien species It goes far beyond little green men and I admire that Also Hoyle was a physicist and this makes the book much better than what you'd read from any random sci fi popular science wannabe who does some research for few months The world needs scientists turned authors The book also Gasp contains math in between prose A

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    Characters The Black Cloud Fred Hoyle Å 2 Free download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Fred Hoyle Will we be able to accept truth Will truth be too profound too overwhelming too against our beliefs for us to accept it Will we be sceptical about truth And what happens once we've acuired this truth Do we still go on living Or do we accept death coz there's nothing in life beyond truth How will truth change society Will they be too immature to accept it Will they still live in the bubble of religion and law and society which they've cre

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