Fifth Planet Author:Fred Hoyle and Geoffrey Hoyle [Front] — Alien spirits had slipped into the bodies of earthlings. Was this the end of the human race? — [Back] — London... 2087 — Something strange and terrible was happening to Earth... — The city seemed to explode right before Conway's eyes. First the flash of blinding light, then the thundering crash. Everywhere around him was destruction and dea... more »th. It was the same in all the other major cities of the world. Conway knew that it was somehow connected to that last fateful expedition... and the creature they had unknowingly brought back--which was now occupying the body of his wife!
"Fred Hoyle, a celebrated astronomer known as Leonardo da Hoyle to some of his possibly envious colleagues, is a man of vast imagination. From time to time, he liked to turn from the task of enriching his profession with a seemingly endless series of bold theories and hypotheses and let that imagination run loose in an area where no man can say him nay... The Hoyles' story is sharp, clear, and full of suspense." -- Washington DC Evening Star« less