Short works

Books : reviews

Fred Hoyle.
October the First is Too Late.

(read but not reviewed)

Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Hoyle.
Rockets in Ursa Major.
Mayflower. 1969

In the Year 2010…

Thirty years before, back in the 1980s, a rocket ship was launched to Ursa Major, a destination so distant that the crew were frozen for the journey to prevent ageing while they were away. But the DSP 15 did not return, and one by one space stations throughout the world ceased to transmit the signal that would bring it home.

Then, unexpectedly, it was spotted on the radar at Mildenhall. It landed safely, but with it came a terrifying message: “If this ship returns to Earth, then mankind is in deadly peril – God help you –”

Fred Hoyle.
The Anglo-Australian Telescope.

Fred Hoyle, John Elliot.
A for Andromeda.

Novelisation of the BBC TV series