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Hoyle the Writer
Fred Hoyle wrote nineteen works of science fiction, many in collaboration with his son, Geoffrey, including one volume of short stories, and four children’s ‘Ladybird’ books.
Hoyle’s first science fiction novel The Black Cloud, was published in 1957. In the story the Earth is visited by the eponymous being, a sentient cloud of organic molecules from interstellar space. In an interview with the California Institute of Technology student newspaper, The California Tech, in 1971, Hoyle said that he had written the novel as a way of exploring ideas that could not, at that time, be investigated scientifically.For a list of Hoyle's fiction and nonfiction works, see www.hoyle.org.uk (click on 'Author' tab).
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