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1 Hall, AustinThe Spot Of Life. 33334
Ace Books: NY. Nd (1964).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Ace F-318. SF novel, sequel to THE BLIND SPOT (1951), originally serialised in Argosy magazine in 1932.

''possibly confused by the collaborative process, The Blind Spot (14 May-18 June 1921 Argosy; 1951) with Homer Eon Flint cloaks a central plot - involving an interdimensional portal into a Parallel World - in layers of unresolved melodrama. Cruelly, Damon Knight quoted extensively from it in a critical piece (reprinted as part of Chapter 3 of In Search of Wonder, coll 1956; exp 1967; exp 1996) to demonstrate its infelicities. The second volume in the Blind Spot sequence, THE SPOT OF LIFE (13 August-10 September 1932 Argosy Weekly; 1964), was by Hall alone; it offers scientific explanations for the gateway (or blind spot) plus doses of dynastic politicking in the parallel world'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Almost fine (NF) copy.

Price: 4.00 GBP
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