Black Cloud, The, by Hoyle, Fred

When I first picked up this book, I thought I had read it before. Maybe I have read an excerpt somewhere along the line, but shortly after I started this one I realized that I had not read it before. And was I ever glad! This book is amazing! It is definately hard SF, which is alright by me, written mid-century by a noted cosmologist and astronomer. Its the story of one of the oddest aliens that the genre has given us yet, akin to what Lem gave us in Solaris, but told in a much clearer pro[…]

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