Nova Express (new cover art).

By: Burroughs, William

Price: £25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Page edges a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy but for a touch of spine edge wear.


Panther 5860237712. First published in the UK in hardcover by Jonathan Cape in 1966, followed by a 1st Panther paperback printing in 1968. ''Panther edition published 1968. Reprinted 1969'' on copyright page. New cover art. See: Maynard & Miles: William S. Burroughs: A Bibliography 1953-1973, A10e.

''his major novels of this period, however, are The Soft Machine (1961 France; rev 1966 US), The Ticket that Exploded (1962 France; rev 1967 US), NOVA EXPRESS (1964), The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead (1971; rev 1979 UK) and Exterminator! (1973). In these works, the author experimented with ''cut-up'' techniques, the importance of which has been overemphasized. More significant is the vividness of the imagery and the urgency of the subject matter. Much concerned with the abuses of power, Burroughs uses addiction as an all-embracing metaphor for the ways in which our lives are controlled. He has also brought into luridly exemplary perspective many sf metaphors; e.g., the ''Nova Mob'', galactic gangsters who are taking over our planet. Images of space travel and ''biomorphic horror'' (J.G. Ballard's phrase) abound (David Pringle & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Nova Express (new cover art).

Author Name: Burroughs, William

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

Edition: Second printing.

Publisher: Panther: London.: 1969.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Page edges a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy but for a touch of spine edge wear.

Seller ID: 48240