Starship (from the author's own library)..

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

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Grading: Boards have sun-fade along the edges, a VG+ copy in a G/VG dustjacket with spine edge wear and dust-soiling along rear flap fold.


SF novel. The author's first novel, issued as NON-STOP in the UK a year earlier. This US edition, retitled STARSHIP (thereby giving away the whole essence of the plot - including the wonderful plot twist at the very end of the book. Only in America!) has textual differences to the UK Faber edition. This copy is from Brian Aldiss's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss pasted in, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''. Uncommon UK edition.

''his first novel, Non-Stop (1956 Science Fantasy #17; expanded 1958; cut vt STARSHIP 1959), is a brilliant treatment of the Generation Starship and also the theme of conceptual breakthrough in a kind of spacegoing ruined-earth society; it has become a classic of the field and in 2008 was awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958'' (John Clute & David Pringle/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Starship (from the author's own library)..

Author Name: Aldiss, Brian W.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Criterion Books: NY.: 1959.

Grading: Boards have sun-fade along the edges, a VG+ copy in a G/VG dustjacket with spine edge wear and dust-soiling along rear flap fold.

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