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Annihilation Factor

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Country  United States
Publication date  1972
Pages  134
Author  Barrington J. Bayley
Genre  Science Fiction
Cover artist  Peter Lloyd
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Language  English
Media type  Print (Paperback)
Originally published  1972
Page count  134
Publisher  Ace Books
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Similar  Barrington J Bayley books, Science Fiction books

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Annihilation Factor is the second science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley, expanded from a 1964 short story ("The Patch") originally published in New Worlds. It centres on the strains placed on a galactic empire by the appearance of the mysterious, planet-devouring "patch".

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Literary significance and reception

Rhys Hughes describes the novel as stronger than The Star Virus but "dated" and conventional, noting that the primary distinguishing feature comes from Bayley's decision to concentrate on the pressures of the disaster rather than its physical effects. He also remarks on the alienating effect of Bayley's downbeat ending.

John Clute described Annihilation Factor, along with Empire of Two Worlds and Collision Course, as "variously successful".

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