DOM SALABOS HAD A LOT OF ADVANTAGES. As heir to a huge fortune, he had an excellent robot servant (with Man-Friday subcircuitry), 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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, 1 port.
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/04/1988
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780552133265
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Review by crazydave
Put simply Terry Pratchet's two science fiction novels are my favourite.The Dark side of the Sun, is the story of a young man's search for the mystrious Jokers, whose artifects sprinkle the the corner of the galaxy where all known sapiant life has evolved. The p-math used in the book is a spoof on the psycho-history from Asimov's Foundation Series.Spolier. The "origin idea" is that the Jokers seeded the local are to evolve sapient life, to have someone with a different world view with whom to invetigate the universe better.
Review by sloopjonb
Feeble SF parody included for completist reasons only; nothing to see here, move on, please.
Review by name99
Very very early Pratchett and man, it shows. There are interesting ideas, and it seems like this is where Douglas Adams got a lot of his inspiration, but, honestly, it's pretty lame and not a patch on Pratchett's more recent stuff.Not recommended unless you have lots of free time or are really interested in seeing Pratchett's evolution as an author.
Review by pauliharman
Disappointing, largely bland SF book by a giant of the fantasy genre. A few interesting ideas, but the ending was a bit of a let-down.
Review by Darla
One of his early, pre-discworld books, about a world run by probability math
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