Frank Hoyle

Sir Fred Hoyle FRS was an English astronomer and mathematician noted primarily for his contribution to the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his often controversial stance on other cosmological and scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term originally coined by him out of ridicule for the main rival of his own theory. In addition to his work as an astronomer, Hoyle was a writer of science fiction. He died in Bournemouth, England, after a series of strokes.

Frank Hoyle books reviewed


  • The Black Cloud (1957)
  • Ossian's Ride (1959)
  • A for Andromeda (1962)
  • Fifth Planet (1963)
  • The Andromeda Breakthrough (1965)
  • October the First Is Too Late (1966)
  • Element 79 (1967)
  • Rockets in Ursa Major (1969)
  • Seven Steps to the Sun (1970)
  • The Inferno (1973)
  • The Molecule Men and the Monster of Loch Ness (1973)
  • Into Deepest Space (1974)
  • The Incandescent Ones (1977)
  • The Westminster Disaster (1978)
  • Comet Halley (1985)
  • The Frozen Planet of Azuron (1982)
  • The Energy Pirate (1982)
  • The Planet of Death (1982)
  • The Giants of Universal Park (1982)