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Andromeda Anthology

SF Masterwork

Fred Hoyle John Elliott



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Gateway Publishers
27 October 2020
In addition to being the man who coined the term 'the Big Bang', world-renowned astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle also produced a fine body of science fiction. The Andromeda Anthology contains the acclaimed duology A for Andromeda and The Andromeda Breakthrough, co-written with John Elliot.

The close-knit group of scientists who work at the new radio telescope are shocked to receive a mysterious signal from the heart of the Andromeda galaxy. Working with mathematician Christine Jones, Dr John Fleming interprets the signal as the instructions to build a super-computer. When the computer begins to relay the information it receives from Andromeda, scientists find themselves possessing knowledge previously unknown to mankind, knowledge that could threaten the security of human life itself.
By:   Fred Hoyle, John Elliott
Imprint:   Gateway Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9781473230118
ISBN 10:   147323011X
Series:   S.F. Masterworks
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   27 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fred Hoyle (Author) Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) Sir Fred Hoyle was a famous English astronomer noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his often controversial stances on other scientific matters-in particular his rejection of the Big Bang theory, a term coined by him on BBC radio. He has authored hundreds of technical articles, as well as textbooks, popular accounts of science and two autobiographies. In addition to his work as an astronomer, Hoyle was a writer of science fiction, including a number of books co-written with his son Geoffrey Hoyle. Hoyle spent most of his working life at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge and served as its director for a number of years. He was knighted in 1972 and died in Bournemouth, England, after a series of strokes. John Elliott (Author) John Elliot (1918-1997) John Elliott was a distinguished television writer, director and producer, who the Independent, in its obituary, called one of the medium's most talented pioneers'. He wrote, with Fred Hoyle, and directed the two television serials A for Andromeda and Andromeda Breakthrough , on which the books were based, discovering Julie Christie in the process. He had already won, in 1959, a special award from the Guild of Television Producers and Directors, and went on to create the television series Mogul , later re-named The Troubleshooters , amongst many other works. He also wrote five other books. His work will be remembered by many readers.

Reviews for Andromeda Anthology (SF Masterwork) (A For Andromeda / Andromeda Breakthrough)

The John Buchan of science fiction. His fantasies are not only firmly rooted in scientific possibilities but are told at gallopping pace and with an appealing no-nonsense authority - Sunday Times Frighteningly believable - Sunday Times

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