John Brunner : The Crutch of Memory First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Barrie & Rockliff London 1964…….. The book has the Author’s Own personal bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. (See Pictures)
Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Very Good+ Copy of this Book in Publisher’s black cloth with white title lettering to spine,in a Very Good Dust-Jacket,with no chips or tears to outer edges of the wrapper,slight sunning to spine.Not price clipped,with publisher’s price of 18s net still showing to inner flap.The book has no previous ownership inscriptions present.Nice clean copy internally.This copy has the Author’s own personal bookplate affixed to the front pastedown.Brunner received the Hugo award, the British Science Fiction award and the French Prix Apollo.John Killian Houston Brunner was born at Preston Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire, in 1934 and educated at Cheltenham. He wrote his first novel at the age of 17 under the pseudonym Gill Hunt. His writings tended to be intellectual rather than popular, and even at the peak of his career he sometimes found it difficult to get his books published. This was not helped by his activist associations,with particular connections to the peace movement, much of his best and most mature fiction is involved in a complex analysis of social trends and where they will take us–novels like Stand on Zanzibar which deals with overpopulation, among other things, and The Sheep Look Up, which is one of sf’s most telling presentations of environmental degradation, are also technically innovative with their multiple viewpoint storylines, interspersed newspaper headlines and fragments of author characters’ expository prose. The Shockwave Rider is more conventional in technique but was one of the first sf novels fully to understand the information technology revolution.8vo 246pp First Edition,Rare title and one of Brunner’s non sci-fi and more mainstream title.with Author’s own personal bookplate present.
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