Nova Express (new cover art).

By: Burroughs, William

Price: £20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Page edges a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy.


Panther 0586023771. First published in the UK in hardcover by Jonathan Cape in 1966, followed by a 1st Panther paperback printing in 1968 and further printings in 1969 and 1972. ''Published by Granada Publishing Limited in Panther Books 1968/Reprinted 1969, 1972, 1978'' on copyright page. New cover art.

''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: Fourth printing.

Publisher: Panther/Granada: London.: 1978.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Page edges a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 48242