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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      42
© 2005

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AUTHOR(S):

       LEHR, Thomas
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PUBLISHER:

       AUFBAU-VERLAG

ISBN: 3 351 03042 8
YEAR: 2005
FORMAT: hardcover
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(S):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Andreas Heilmann
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Sponsor:


This book was donated by Christian Schwarm (Dorten).

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Content:

No, this has nothing to do with the answer to everything, as promoted by Douglas Adams in his "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" Trilogy.

It rather has something to do with CERN, the huge lab in Switzerland currently (June 2008) gearing up to recreate the Big Bang in their humungous underground particle rollercoaster.

Some fear they will destroy our universe. If hat happens, oh well, why bother? Just a short cut, probably.

Back to the book: In this story, a group of visitors have a look at CERN and when they re-emerge, the world has stopped at 12:47. It just has stopped. Only the 70 visitors are still able to move about. For them, it takes hours, weeks, months and even years, until suddenly the world they got used to is shaken again ...

A brilliant book in my eyes, if atrifle long. Still waiting to see this made into a movie. Not dissimilar to the classic "Quiet Earth".

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