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Author: Subject: Help naming a classic sci-fi book
Mr Whippy

posted on 11/12/18 at 02:42 PM Reply With Quote
Help naming a classic sci-fi book

After the success of previous requests to name books on here from my childhood which I now have in my collection thanks to online second hand bookshops and even now share with my kids, there is one book I cannot find the name of -

It is a long time ago (over 30 years) when I read this and was one of my dads books I started reading but it involves a captured flying saucer and what I can remember are –

• It had a large central sphere which slowly rotated to uncover the entrance
• It started to absorb all the heat of the room it was stored in

Yip not a lot to go on there, you can see why I am struggling to find it!

Can any genius on here work out what book this is from…??? Thanks

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Benzine

posted on 12/12/18 at 10:44 AM Reply With Quote
Build Your Own UFO for as Little as £250?
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Mr Whippy

posted on 12/12/18 at 12:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
Build Your Own UFO for as Little as £250?


and in the end turns out to cost you £250 billion... and the original was revealed to be made of parts from a junk yard and bits of an old knackered Escort

Oh dear my terrible description seems to be helping no end... I can only remember snippets...

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nick205

posted on 12/12/18 at 02:21 PM Reply With Quote
Any idea of who the author is/was?
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02GF74

posted on 12/12/18 at 10:25 PM Reply With Quote
Can you remember what the front cover looked like?





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RedAvon

posted on 13/12/18 at 12:11 AM Reply With Quote
I would imagine around that time (30 or so years) it would either be Isaac Asimov or Arthur C Clarke as the author. Those were the authors my dad used to read.

I'm working on narrowing it down further 😁

Ian





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MikeR

posted on 14/12/18 at 01:44 PM Reply With Quote
ive had a hunt and not found anything.

If you get any more details i'll talk to an old bosses husband. He sells scifi books at fairs and may be able to help.

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