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Grading: Near fine (NF) copy with thin blue line on top page edges.
Ballantine 284K. SF novel, first published in hardcover by Faber in 1958, this 1959 Ballantine printing is the first paperback edition of this title. Cover art by Blanchard.
''His first work of sf interest was ''Living? Try Death'' for Science Fantasy no 23 in 1957 as by 'Justin Blake' In his first sf novel proper, AFTER THE RAIN (1958), a lunatic inventor starts a second Flood. Most of the novel takes place on a Ship of Fools conveniently designed for Bowen's satirical purposes, where survivors of the disaster act out their humanness and win through in the end only because of the dour fanaticism of one person, who in the end must be ritually sacrificed'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).