The Sirens of Titan.

By: Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt

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Grading: Page edges browning, a VG+ copy.


Corgi GS1452. Classic sf novel, first published as a Dell paperback original in 1959. A rare UK paperback.

''THE SIRENS OF TITAN(1959) is a fine complex satire in Widescreen Baroque mode about, among other things, the folly of mistaking good luck for the favour of God; it features the first of a number of mock-Religions that Vonnegut would invent - the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent - and concludes with the revelation of the manipulation of human history by Tralfamadorian aliens sending messages to one of their kind stranded on Titan. One leading character takes advantage of an extratemporal coign of vantage, a 'chronosynclastic infundibulum' from which all moments appear co-existent - a theme which crops up again, along with the Tralfamadorians, in Vonnegut's novel about the firestorming of Dresden, Slaughterhouse-Five'' (Brian Stableford & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Sirens of Titan.

Author Name: Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

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

Publisher: Corgi/Transworld Publishers: London.: 1964.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Page edges browning, a VG+ copy.

Seller ID: 47293