The Iron Thorn.

By: Budrys, Algis

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SF novel: 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).

Title: The Iron Thorn.

Author Name: Budrys, Algis

Categories: Other,

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1968.

ISBN Number: 0575000619

ISBN Number 13: 9780575000612

Binding: Hardcover.

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

Seller ID: 10055