The Humanoids (leatherbound/limited).

By: Williamson, Jack

Price: £25.00

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Grading: Fine leatherbound edition, as issued without dustjacket (as new).


Classic sf novel, first published in 1949. New ten-page introduction by F. M. Busby, illustrated by David G. Klein. Laid in is a two-page ''Collector's Notes''. Part of the Easton Press Collector's Edition series, ''bound in genuine leather''.

''also in the 1940s Williamson published his most famous and respected sequence, the Humanoids series: ''With Folded Hands . . .'' (July 1947 Astounding), The Humanoids (March-May 1948 Astounding as ''. . . And Searching Mind''; rev 1949). Once again early in the genre's timetable of speculative insights, the series confronted the near impossibility of assessing the pluses and minuses of a humanoid (i.e., AI-driven) hegemony over the world, however benevolent. In The Humanoids itself it is suggested that humanity's new masters, driven by their Prime Directive, are contriving to force people to transcend their condition; in The Humanoid Touch this ambiguity is lost for, at the end of the Galaxy, long hence, the euphoria induced by humanity's keepers is impossible to perceive while being presented as mandatory''(John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Humanoids (leatherbound/limited).

Author Name: Williamson, Jack

Categories: Other,

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

Publisher: Easton Press: CT.: 1987.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine leatherbound edition, as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 45391