Who.

By: Budrys, Algis

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Grading: Page edges a little browned, else a NF/Fine (unread) copy.


Penguin 2217. Classic sf novel, first published as a Pyramid paperback original in 1958 and in hardcover by Victor Gollancz in 1962. Later filmed as WHO? In 1974.

''his second novel, WHO? (April 1955 Fantastic Universe; exp 1958), filmed as Who? (1974), not quite successfully grafts an abstract vision of the existential extremity of mankind's condition on to an ostensibly orthodox sf plot, in which it must be determined whether or not a prosthetically rebuilt and impenetrably masked man is in fact the Scientist, vital to the US defence effort, whom he claims to be; the ultimate indeterminacy of his identity gives this novel a decidedly unAmerican resonance. Indeed, as Budrys is writing an existential thriller about identity (rather similar to the later work of Kobo Abe), not an sf novel about the perils of prosthesis, some of the subsequent plot-heavy detective work seems a little misplaced; however, the seriousness of purpose is never in doubt'' (John Clute & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Who.

Author Name: Budrys, Algis

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

Edition: First British paperback edition.

Publisher: Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, Middlesex.: 1964.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Page edges a little browned, else a NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 46759