The Last Starship From Earth.

By: Boyd, John

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SF novel: the author's first book. First published in hardcover in 1968. This Penguin paperback includes a five page introduction by the author written specially for this edition, ''Preface To The Penguin Edition''.

''sf writer active in the field for only a decade following publication of his first novel, THE LAST STARSHIP FROM EARTH (1968), which received considerable critical acclaim; it remains his most highly regarded work. A complex tale told with baroque vigour, a dystopia, an alternate-worlds story, a space opera with time-travel components making it impossible to say which of various spaceships actually is the last to leave Earth, and in what sense ''last'' is intended, the book is a bravura and knowing traversal of sf protocols. The protagonist, sent from a stratified dystopian Earth to the prison planet Hell for machiavellian reasons, ends up travelling through time, making sure Jesus terminates his career this time at the age of 33, which will eliminate the dystopia by changing the future into ours; he becomes, in the end, the Wandering Jew'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: The Last Starship From Earth.

Author Name: Boyd, John

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

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

Publisher: Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, Middlesex.: 1978.

ISBN Number: 0140048758

ISBN Number 13: 9780140048759

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 47358