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Copyright 1959 by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth

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one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Mediocre (2/5)

I first read this in 1980 and most recently on the 25th July 2009

An alien world came visiting and took the Earth away with it when it left. Our solar system is far behind us now, our Sun is gone. The moon has been converted into a fake sun by some unknown process and every five years it is rekindled, but each time the process is less effective and this fake sun grows cooler.

A vessel from that alien world sheared the top from Mount Everest and landed there. It remains, a strange pyramid, atop Everest

As Earth gets colder, as the crops and the animals die, humankind shrinks into a a few million hungry people who no longer have the energy to live well, let along to fight back against this mysterious world-slayer. We've internalised more and more, turning to thought rather than action, appreciating subtleties rather than grand gestures.

But among the disheartened human sheep, there are a few wolves. and Glenn Tropile is one of them.

Hey, not bad, not bad at all. It's dated but well worth the read.

Loaded on the 23rd March 2011.
Cover of Wolfbane
Cover art by Adrian Chesterman

Reviews of other works by C. M. Kornbluth:
The Syndic

Reviews of other works by Frederik Pohl:
The Age OF The Pussyfoot
Man Plus
The Cool War
Heechee Rendevous
Black Star Rising
The Annals Of The Heechee
Mining The Oort
The Far Shore Of Time

Reviews of other works by Frederik Pohl and Lester Del Rey:
Preferred Risk

Reviews of other works by Frederik Pohl and Thomas T. Thomas:
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Reviews of other works with covers by Adrian Chesterman:
The Inferno