When barbarians threaten a medieval planet's renaissance, a band of bumbling but well-meaning extraterrestrials rush to its...

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NEWTON AND THE QUASI-APPLE

When barbarians threaten a medieval planet's renaissance, a band of bumbling but well-meaning extraterrestrials rush to its aid by introducing (for some unfathomable reason) lighter-than-air matter. Only upon realizing that they've grounded a latter-day Newton's attempts to codify the Laws of Falling Bodies do they begin to appreciate the gravity of their cultural interference. The not very surprising ending to this artless but good-natured novel argues that honesty is the best policy. Celestial, no; mechanical, yes.

Pub Date: Jan. 24, 1974

ISBN: 0970971133

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1974