In trying to apply for Indian Housing he and Sammi find out that his great-grandfather was from Germany; believing he is cursed by his diluted bloodline Black Cloud has a falling out with Sammi.
Though its ill-effects on humanity have ceased, several governments are mistrustful of the cloud and prepare a nuclear attack upon it.
This has apparently happened many times before and is a long-standing mystery to the clouds; the cloud therefore decides to leave the Solar System to investigate. Hoyle brought his experience and knowledge as the Director of the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridgea Fellow of the Royal Society into the book.
The day before the tournament his best friend is seriously injured in a fight with Eddie and a set of other cowboys which the Sheriff refuses to arrest. Plot summary[ edit ] Inastrophysicists on Earth become aware of a cloud of gas and dust, initially thought to be a Bok globulethat is heading for the solar system.
Hoyle was also responsible for the term " Big Bang ", though Hoyle himself did not subscribe to the Big Bang theory in favour of his own Steady State Theory.
The cloud unexpectedly decelerates as it approaches and comes to rest around the Sun, causing disastrous climatic changes on Earth and immense mortality and suffering for the human race. It reconfigures itself to allow sunlight to return to the Earth and humanity is saved.
As the behaviour of the cloud proves to be impossible to predict scientifically, the team at Nortonstowe eventually come to the conclusion that it might be a life-form with a degree of intelligence. When the scientists alert the cloud of this plot, it turns the missiles back upon their senders but does not otherwise retaliate.
A cadre of astronomers and other scientists is drawn together in Nortonstowe, England, to study the cloud and report to the British government about the consequences of its presence.
On the day of the tournament, Black Cloud goes through it to the finals where he meets Rocket Ray Tracy Pooch Hallthe number one ranked Light Heavyweight fighter who is hoping on going pro after the tournament.
Realizing that his bloodline is pure he decides to come back to Sammi and proposes to her. Plot[ edit ] Black Cloud Eddie Spearsa young Navajo man, must take a journey of personal growth to prepare himself for a chance at boxing in the Olympics.
One of the characters suggests this is incompatible with the Big Bang theory. The scientists try to communicate with the cloud, and succeed. Both of them die in the attempt. When the astronomers ask the cloud how its lifeform originated, it replies that they have always existed.
Gale stated that he had not expected "such a noted cosmological theorist" as Hoyle to be a fiction writer but praised the novel "for the high quality of the narrative. The novel has a recurrent theme of the duplicity and shallowness of politicians compared with scientists. The cloud, if interposed between the Sun and the Earth, could wipe out most of the life on Earth by blocking solar radiation and ending photosynthesis.
He goes to see his grandfather, who takes him into the canyons and tells him about his family and the German man who helped his great-grandmother after she was raped by a several white men and went by the name White Wolf.
The cloud is revealed to be an alien gaseous superorganismmany times more intelligent than humans, which is surprised to find intelligent life-forms on a solid planet.Black Cloud is a young Native American struggling to come to terms with his violent upbringing as he begins to earn a name for himself.
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