From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the acclaimed works of Hal Clement, for half a century one of hard SF's most accomplished champions.
With degrees in astronomy, chemistry and education, it should come as no surprise that Harry Clement Stubbs - better known to SF readers as Hal Clement - produced some of the field's most compelling, scientifically literate work.
This omnibus contains the clever alien-planet-with-a-twist novel ICEWORLD; the ground-breaking CYCLE OF FIRE, with its 40-year-long seasons; and CLOSE TO CRITICAL, from his celebrated Mesklin sequence.
For well over half a century, Hal Clement has been a towering, even decisive figure in our special literature ... There's nobody like him
Hal Clement (1922-2003) graduated from Harvard and held degrees in astronomy, chemistry and education. A former B-24 pilot, he worked for most of his life as a high-school science teacher. He gained his reputation as an SF writer in ASTOUNDING and MISSION OF GRAVITY first appeared there in 1953.