Homo Telekins.

By: Williams, Eric C.

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Grading: Faint spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a VG+ price-clipped dustjacket with rubbing to rear (white) panel.


SF novel, one of nine that the author wrote for the Robert Hale sf series. Robert Hale produced books primarily for the library market (still flourishing in the 1970s) and so most titles are very uncommon. SF author John Clute's copy, with his signature on the front free endpaper. The only edition of this title, and rare.

''(1918-2010) UK author, previously a bookseller and involved with fandom from the 1930s, publishing some fiction at that time in fanzines, beginning with ''Mr Hazel's Miracle Carpet'' in Amateur Science Stories for December 1937; he began publishing sf professionally with ''The Silent Ship'' (July 1965 New Worlds) and ''The Garden of Paris'' (in Weird Shadows from Beyond, anth 1965, ed E J Carnell). Three earlier stories had appeared 1937-1938 in the Leeds-based Amateur Magazine Amateur Science Stories edited by Douglas W F Mayer. Williams was the author of nine more or less routine sf novels for Robert Hale, starting with The Time Injection (1968), which imagines a future Stone Age, To End All Telescopes (1969) glibly deploys Imaginary science to justify the Invention of a supertelescope which not only revolutionizes astronomy within the solar system but allows direct observation of extrasolar Life on Other Worlds. The Drop In (1977), Williams's sole non-Hale novel, is an alien-Invasion novel of some interest. His autobiography, For Mona (2010), is also of interest. Robert Hale was a UK publishing firm which from 1936 - 1984, though mainly in the 1970s, published more than 450 sf novels, in hardbound editions, primarily for the library market. A large majority of titles originating with the firm were uniform in length (192 pages) and routine in substance, most being Space Operas varied with occasional Dystopias, though other forms of sf also featured'' (John Clute & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition)..

Title: Homo Telekins.

Author Name: Williams, Eric C.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1981.

ISBN Number: 070918848X

ISBN Number 13: 9780709188483

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Faint spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a VG+ price-clipped dustjacket with rubbing to rear (white) panel.

Seller ID: 42615