Catastrophes, Chaos & Convolutions

Catastrophes, Chaos & Convolutions

James P. Hogan

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 1416509216

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Catastrophes, Chaos & Convolutions

James P. Hogan

Language: English

Pages: 496

ISBN: 1416509216

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


James P. Hogan stands among the foremost writers of science fiction today, and is renowned for his ability to combine accurate science from the cutting edge of present-day research with living, breathing characters in fast-paced, suspenseful stories. "Catastrophes, Chaos & Convolutions" gives Hogan's thousands of avid readers both a solid-chunk of high-quality science fiction and a look behind the scenes, as Hogan describes how his work came to be written; with biographical details. Add a dash of science fact articles, often on controversial topics (suppose, for example, that Velikovsky was right and the orthodox scientists wrong), and you have a volume that is an essential purchase for real science fiction fans everywhere.

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unable to control it. It was if another person from somewhere else were taking over. “How come you don’t feel scared? Is it because you know you’ll be okay? What are you, some kind of plant that they put in here?” “Easy,” a lean, hard-faced man cautioned. “That sort of talk won’t help any of us.” Ada frowned at her in alarm and surprise. “Never call anyone that,” she said. “It’s the ones who stick together that pull through. Isolate yourself, and you won’t last long.” The alien presence that

she was able to name, and keeping track of who was who was a struggle, especially since they all seemed to know her and were pleased to see her back. Much of the conversation was dominated by the chatter of Josie and her sister catching up on events and the accumulated gossip of too many years that had been allowed to go by. Yet she had a feeling of fondness toward him. Once she caught his eye and smiled. It was as if her mind were still holding back something she was not ready for. After the

years of research on the part of the latter, a physicist, into deriving new translations of the Hindu Vedas, the oldest written records available to humanity, interpreted from the point of view of their being accounts of cosmic and cataclysmic events. Angiras’s conclusion is that Velikovsky was right in identifying Venus as a young body, but wrong in his dating of its encounters with Earth. By Angiras’s account, Venus as a white-hot protoplanet is identified with the Hindu fire deities Aditi and

from parking orbit accompanied by a flotilla of immense cargo repositories packed with materials and equipment of the kind used in the construction of the manned craft. Or the rafts could have been sent out ahead at intervals over years if need be, to be overhauled and consolidated as the voyage proceeds. Now there’s no need for any elite clique of prescient experts to spell out in advance what kind of geometry the descendants in years hence shall inhabit, the organization of the society they

structures representative of cataloged galaxy types. They do it using processes that are familiar and observed to occur in nature, without recourse to invisible inventions and mysterious metaphysics. If the rotations are governed primarily by electrical forces, it becomes hardly surprising that they fail to obey the simple gravitational law that works well enough locally, here in the Solar System. STAR AND PLANET FACTORIES A remarkable property of plasma is that its behavior scales up

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