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The author's third book, a non-Discworld novel. A Colin Smythe price-sticker covers the $12.95 printed on the inner front flap. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
''The Dark Side of the Sun (1976), sf, makes gentle fun of the alien-cluttered Known Space books of Larry Niven; further targets, including Ron Goulart, Jack Vance, and favourite sf tropes like Macrostructures, mysterious Forerunners, Living Worlds and a Robot playing barrack-room lawyer with the Laws of Robotics, are also affectionately addressed. STRATA (1981) also parodies Niven in particular and other hard-SF writers in general, in this case by depicting an artificial flat world embedded within Ptolemaic heavens - it is a Pocket Universe, in fact - seemingly constructed by the ancient Spindle Kings (one of many apparent sets of universe-shaping Forerunners), though in fact Builder Gods were responsible and much more of the galaxy's past has been faked than was suspected even by the most sceptical. The flat world of Strata is generally regarded as the prototype of Discworld'' (David Langford & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).
Title: Strata (signed by the author)..
Edition: First American edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: St. Martin's Press: NY.: 1981.
Grading: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 05636