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The Last Theorem Paperback – 18 Aug 2009

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books; Reprint edition (18 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345470230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345470232
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,388,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Arthur C. Clarke
"A master at describing the wonders of the material universe in sentences that combine a respect for scientific accuracy with an often startling lyricism."
-The New York Times
Praise for Frederik Pohl
"Pohl belongs to a generation of classic science fiction practitioners, an editor and writer who not only witnessed science fiction's maturation but also did his fair share in changing the baby's diapers and teaching it to ride that first bike."
-Los Angeles Times

"From the Hardcover edition."

A most respectable swan song for two authentic giants. Booklist

Good characters . . . good tensions. San Diego Union-Tribune

An intriguing cautionary tale. Entertainment Weekly
A can t-put-down adventure. Publishers Weekly

"A most respectable swan song for two authentic giants."--Booklist

"Good characters . . . good tensions."--San Diego Union-Tribune

"An intriguing cautionary tale."--Entertainment Weekly
"A can't-put-down adventure."--Publishers Weekly

From the Inside Flap

The final work from the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the most brilliant mind in science fiction.

Collaboratively written with fellow grandmaster Frederik Pohl, The Last Theorem sets a new benchmark in contemporary prescient science fiction.


In Sri Lanka, a young astronomy student, Ranjit Subramanian, becomes obsessed with a three-hundred-year-old theorem that promises to unlock the secrets of the universe.


Thirty light years away, invisible to human eyes, the Grand Galactics scan the universe for intelligent life. Their mission: to eradicate any advanced species whose technology could threaten their dominance of the universe. Having detected the first nuclear weapons strike on a distant small blue planet, a vast fleet of races subservient to the Galactics is despatched with orders to destroy the warlike aliens.


Recruited against his better judgement, Ranjit begins working for the secret international organisation called Pax Per Fidem. Led by the warmongering Colonel Bledsoe, it has developed a deadly electromagnetic weapon codenamed 'Silent Thunder', capable of destroying every elecrtonic object in any country of its choosing. Soon the three superpowers of China, America and Europe are locked in a battle for world supremacy, despite their best efforts for peace. Meanwhile the completion of a giant space elevator is celebrated with the first Olympic games on the Moon. But when the first alien craft is accidentally encountered, Ranjit is forced to question his own actions, in a bid to save the lives of not just his own family but of all humankind. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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