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1 Budrys, AlgisBenchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf. 22791
Southern Illinois University Press. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
350 pages: collects all the author's sf book reviews from his regular column in Galaxy magazine 1964-1971. Introductions by Catherine L. McClenahan, Frederik Pohl and Budrys himself.

350 pages: collects all the sf book reviews (1965-1984) from Galaxy magazine.


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a little spine fade

Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Budrys, AlgisThe Furious Future. 17136
Victor Gollancz: London. 1964.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects nine sf stories with an introduction by the author. Issued earlier in the US as a paperback original (Berkley, 1963) as BUDRYS INFERNO. An uncommon British hardcover.

Top of page edges browning, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 95.00 GBP
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3 Budrys, AlgisThe Iron Thorn. 10055
Victor Gollancz: London. 1968.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First published as a paperback original a year earlier as ''The Amsirs And The Iron Thorn'' (Fawcett, 1967).

''...his other 1960s novel is The Amsirs and the Iron Thorn (serialised January-April 1967 in If as ''The Iron Thorn''; 1967; vt THE IRON THORN, 1968), a deceptively lightweight narrative opening on Mars, where members of a straggling human colony hunt apparent Aliens for their meat and other bodily products. It emerges that these winged, beaked ''Amsirs'' are also human but adapted to Martian existence: the action shifts, via long-dormant spaceship, to a somewhat decadent Earth where the protagonist's adventures are regarded as an artistic, aesthetic experience'' (John Clute & David R. Langford/Encyclopedia of SF).


Faint spotting along top page edges, three corner tips bruised, an almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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4 Budrys, AlgisThe Unexpected Dimension. 09248
Victor Gollancz: London. 1962.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection: originally published as a Ballantine paperback in 1960.

Page edges a little age-darkened, else a fine copy in a VG dustjacket with a 6 cm tear along the top of the spine (with tape repair) and wear to the spine edges.

Price: 30.00 GBP
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5 Budrys, AlgisWho? 41565
Victor Gollancz: London. 1962.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. First published as a Pyramid paperback original in 1958. A very uncommon UK hardcover.

''his second novel, WHO? (April 1955 Fantastic Universe; expanded 1958), filmed as Who? (1974), not quite successfully grafts an abstract vision of the existential extremity of mankind's condition on to an ostensibly orthodox sf plot, in which it must be determined whether or not a prosthetically rebuilt and impenetrably masked man is in fact the scientist, vital to the US defence effort, whom he claims to be; the ultimate indeterminacy of his Identity gives this novel a decidedly un-American resonance. Indeed, as Budrys is writing an existential thriller about identity (rather similar to the later work of Kobo Abe), not an sf novel about the perils of prosthesis, some of the subsequent plot-heavy detective work seems a little misplaced; however, the seriousness of purpose is never in doubt'' (John Clute & David R. Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Page edges a little browned with spotting, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for just one tiny nick to the bottom front corner tip.

Price: 150.00 GBP
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