Camp Concentration.

By: Disch, Thomas M.

Price: £95.00

Quantity: 1 available


SF novel. In Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels (#56). .

''is his most sustained sf invention, and represents the highwater mark of his involvement with the UK New Wave (he was one of several Americans, including John Sladek, to be strongly associated with UK rather than US sf in the late 1960s). Told entirely in journal form, CAMP CONCENTRATION recounts its narrator's experiences as an inmate in a near-future US concentration camp where the military has treated him with Pallidine, a wonder drug which heightens human intelligence but causes death within months. Along with his fellow-inmates, the narrator understands he is being used as a kind of self-destructing think tank, experiencing the ecstasy of enhanced intelligence and the agonies of ''retribution'' - the analogies with Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus (1947 Sweden; trans 1948 US) are explicit - but his death is averted by a trope-quoting sf climax which has been sharply criticized as a begging of the issues raised'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Camp Concentration.

Author Name: Disch, Thomas M.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis: London.: 1968.

ISBN Number: 0246973528

ISBN Number 13: 9780246973528

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: A liitle browning along top page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a little bottom spine edge wear, and a little fading to the red on the spine panel (from red to pink).

Seller ID: 07132