The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett. First impression (1978) of this New English Library paperback edition. Flat signed by Pratchett to title page (his old style signature). No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
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The Dark Side of the Sun is a science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1976. It is similar to the work of Isaac Asimov. According to Don D’Ammassa, both this and Pratchett’s 1981 sci-fi novel Strata spoof parts of Larry Niven’s Ringworld.
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Dom Salabos had a lot of advantages. As heir to a huge fortune, he had an excellent robot servant (with Man-Friday sub-circuitry), a planet (the First Syrian Bank) as godfather, a security chief who even ran checks on himself, and on Dom’s home world even death was not always fatal.
Why, then, in an age when prediction was a science, was his future in doubt?
Probability Math: the science of foretelling the future.
For Dom Sabalos, heir to an immensely rich family, its forecasts were curiously contradictory: he would be assassinated, andafter that, find the fabulous, almost mythical, world of the Jokers, who were only known by a few incredible artifacts scattered throughout the Galaxy.
Any good P-Mathematician could find out this information. Somebody certainly wanted to prove P-Math wrong as far as Dom was concerned, and make sure that once he was dead, he stayed dead. A robot assassin, with built-in ‘luck’, had been put on his tail, but what was it that protected Dom every time the assassin struck?
To be sure, he had an excellent robot servant, Isaac; (class 5with Man-Friday subcircuitry),. a planet (the First Syrian Bank)as a god-father, a determined and protective grandmother (who looked as if she had been born aged eighty), a security chief who even ran checks on himself, and a home world, where a missing hand was only a minor mishap and even death was not always fatal but what protected Dom on his search for the world which he knew lay on the dark side of the sun?
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