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The Wanderer - Fritz Leiber
The Wanderer
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All eyes were watching the eclipse of the Moon when the Wanderer--a huge, garishly colored artificial world--emerged. Only a few scientists even suspected its presence, and then, suddenly and silently, it arrived, dwarfing and threatening the Moon and wreaking havoc on Earth's tides and weather.... show more
All eyes were watching the eclipse of the Moon when the Wanderer--a huge, garishly colored artificial world--emerged. Only a few scientists even suspected its presence, and then, suddenly and silently, it arrived, dwarfing and threatening the Moon and wreaking havoc on Earth's tides and weather. Though the Wanderer is stopping in the solar system only to refuel, its mere presence is catastrophic. A tense, thrilling, and towering achievement. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best SF Novel of the Year!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575071124 (0575071125)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
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thomcat
thomcat rated it
This planetary disaster and first contact book won a Hugo, but it's not 5 star. One of the themes running through it is the recklessness of youth, from young characters to the encounter with a young species. Told from the perspective of many different characters, they don't all fit the theme. I chuc...
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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
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In this bizarre SF novel, which somehow managed to win a Hugo, a mobile planet crewed by a race of intelligent cats materialises in orbit around the Earth, causing all sorts of trouble. Tidal forces, you see. I think it's a metaphor for the arrival of sex in modern science fiction. Until the early 6...
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