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1 Bennett, Alfred GordonThe Demigods. 28403
Jarrolds: London. 1939.
First edition (variant binding).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Variant binding of red cloth, black lettering on spine (the first binding is black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, as noted in Locke SPECTRUM OF FANTASY pp. 31) - though this first edition is very uncommon in either binding.

''UK writer (1901-1962) , documentary film-maker and founder of Pharos Books, through which he published a fantasy, Whom the Gods Destroy (1946). His sf novel THE DEMIGODS (1939) depicts a world menaced by giant ants, who derive their abilities from a central controlling brain'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF). ''out of the silence of Africa comes the first whisper of the greatest Terror mankind has ever known: A race of gigantic insects, ruled by an intelligence so vast as to be beyond human comprehension, plans to wipe out civilisation, as we know it, from the face of the Earth and extend its sinister dominion to the stars''.


Solid VG+ unmarked copy with lightly bruised bottom corner tips.

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2 Bennett, Alfred GordonWhom The Gods Destroy. 41800
Pharos Books: Colwyn Bay North Wales & London. 1946.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Fantasy novel. A very uncommon paperback and the only edition of this title.

''(1901-1962) UK writer, documentary film-maker and founder of Pharos Books, through which he published a fantasy, WHOM THE GODS DESTROY (1946), which is set in Tibet. His sf novel The Demigods (1939) depicts a world menaced by giant ants from an Underground fastness in Africa, who derive their abilities from an ancient hive mind resident in a globe of ''force'' and capable of hypnotizing humans as well as ants'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Staples rusting, front cover worn, a G/VG copy.

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