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Double Planet

John Gribbin, Marcus Chown

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Gateway Essentials, Fiction, Science fiction

The Dragon, an enormous comet, is on a trajectory that will bring it perilously close to an Earth that is still suffering from the scars of a nuclear incident, and from the problems of the Greenhouse Effect. For the optimists - those that remain - it is a sign of change for the better; for others, the comet foreshadows humanity's final doom.

But to Francis Reese and the hard-pressed astronauts of the depleted space programme, the Dragon presents a third outrageous, yet irresistible possibility - the transformation of a barren world into a new home for the beleaguered peoples of Earth.

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John Gribbin

John Gribbin gained a PhD in astrophysics at Cambridge University. He worked for both Nature and New Scientist magazines for many years and is the author of numerous books on science and related topics, which have been translated into more than 30 languages.

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