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Geoffrey Hoyle

Gateway Essentials: Sir Fred Hoyle

Born in 1915 in Yorkshire, Sir Fred Hoyle was one of Britian’s most renowned astronomers, noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis (for which many think he ought to have won the Nobel Prize for Physics) and his often controversial stances on other scientific matters – in particular his rejection of the Big Bang […]

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Happy Birthday, Geoffrey Hoyle!

Geoffrey Hoyle was born in Scunthorpe in 1941, the son of renowned astronomer and science fiction writer, Sir Fred Hoyle.  He read economics at Cambridge and then worked in a variety of fields including theatre, advertising and television – he was scientific adviser on the ITV children’s SF programme Timeslip – but will be best […]

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New Title Spotlight: Three Classic Novels

We are delighted to be republishing three classic novels from the renowned scientist and author of A for Andromeda, Sir Fred Hoyle. In addition to being the man who coined the term ‘the Big Bang’, world-renowned astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle also produced a fine body of science fiction. This omnibus contains three of his SF […]

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On This Day: the Loch Ness Monster

On this day in 2003, the BBC reported (presumably with a straight face) that, despite cneturies of sightings, there was no monster in Loch Ness. This followed an investigation utilising 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to ensure that every part of the loch was covered. Bad news for cryptozoologists, conspiracy theorists and […]

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100th Anniversary: Fred Hoyle

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Sir Fred Hoyle, one of the world’s most distinguished astronomers. He was noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, his support for the ‘Steady State‘ cosmological theory and for his rejection of the ‘Big Bang‘ theory, a term coined by him on BBC radio. Ironically, he meant it […]

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