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Fifth Planet

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Fifth Planet

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Author: Geoffrey Hoyle
Fred Hoyle
Publisher: Valancourt Books, 2015
Penguin Books, 1979
Fawcett Books, 1970
Harper & Row, 1963

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Space Exploration
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A planetary system, consisting of a star and five planets, is travelling through our galaxy and will pass close to Earth. The four largest planets are gaseous, but the fifth, named Achilles, appears capable of supporting life. Two rival expeditions - one Anglo-American and one Russian - set out to land on Achilles and explore its mysteries. But almost from the moment of their arrival things begin to go terribly wrong... and when they return to Earth, something not human will be coming back with them.


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