Bill, The Galactic Hero (+ uncorrected book proof).

By: Harrison, Harry

Price: £40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Page edges age-darkened, else a fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket, together with an uncorrected proof copy.


Classic sf novel, first (and the best) in a long series. Together with NF/Fine uncorrected proof copy in pale blue covers.

''Harrison's fourth series in short order (though the second volume was not to appear for three decades) was the Bill, the Galactic Hero sequence, the first title being BILL, THE GALACTIC HERO (December 1964 Galaxy as ''The Starsloggers''; expanded August - October 1965 in New Worlds; 1965), a sharp extended lampoon of aspects of stories by Robert A Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and even Harrison himself. The later volumes of the series declined, unfortunately, into undirected slapstick, beginning with Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Planet of the Robot Slaves (1989) and ending with Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Final Incoherent Adventure (1992) with David Harris. The last six titles, all in collaboration, had the air of a franchise operation'' (John Clute & Malcolm J. Edwards/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Bill, The Galactic Hero (+ uncorrected book proof).

Author Name: Harrison, Harry

Categories: Current Catalogue,

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

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1965.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Page edges age-darkened, else a fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket, together with an uncorrected proof copy.

Seller ID: 19665