The Last Theorem
This deluxe illustrated edition features five exclusive full-colour paintings, a specially reset text and is housed in its own slipcase. Limited to just 500 copies, it is signed by Frederik Pohl, Brian Aldiss, who provides a foreword, and the artist, John Harris. Arthur C Clarke’s signature appears as a facsimile.
30 light years away, a race known simply as the One Point Fives are plotting a dangerous invasion plan, one that will wipe humankind off the face of the Earth…
Meanwhile, 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. While Ranjit studies the problem, tensions grow between the nations of the world and a UN taskforce headed up by China, America and Russia code-named Silent Thunder begins bombing volatile regimes into submission.
On the eve of the invasion of Earth a space elevator is completed, helped in part by Ranjit, which will herald a new type of Olympics to be held on the Moon. But when alien forces arrive Ranjit is forced to question his own actions, in a bid to save the lives of not just his own family but of all of humankind.
Co-written with fellow grand master Frederik Pohl, The Last Theorem not only provides a fitting end to the career one of the most famous names in science fiction but also sets a new benchmark in contemporary prescient science fiction. It tackles with ease epic themes as diverse as third world poverty, the atrocities of modern warfare in a post-nuclear age, space elevators, pure mathematics and mankind’s first contact with extra-terrestrials.
This deluxe quarterbound edition features five stunning colour plates by acclaimed artist, John Harris, which were specially commissioned for this edition, and a foreword by fellow SF grandmaster Brian Aldiss. The book features the fully reset and corrected text, is signed by all contributors (Arthur C Clarke’s signature appears in facsimile) and is limited to just 500 numbered copies; it is housed in a matching slipcase and will be a treasured addition to any collector’s library.