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Time's Arrow, or The Nature Of The Offence., Amis,  Martin

Author Name    Amis, Martin

Title   Time's Arrow, or The Nature Of The Offence.

Binding   Hardcover.

Book Condition   Gift inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustjacket.

Edition   First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher    Jonathan Cape: London. 1991.

ISBN Number    0224030930 / 9780224030939

Seller ID   03167

SF novel in which time runs backwards.

''begins at the moment at which its protagonist ''awakens'' into a radically displaced world - is a full and genuine sf novel, based on the premise that the arrow of time has been reversed (the author's acknowledged sf sources for this premise run from Philip K. Dick's Counter-Clock World [1967] to Kurt Vonnegut Jr's Slaughterhouse-Five, [1969) but very much complexifies the implications of the conceit by making the protagonist an old Nazi, whose involvement in the death camps now becomes a hymn to life. Throughout the book, the reversal of the 20th century reads as a reprieve. It is a tale whose joys encode ironies so grim that the ''happier'' moments of return and redemption are impossible to read without considerable pain'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Price = 10.00 GBP

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