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Who?

By: Budrys, Algis

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1962.

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

Seller ID: 41565

Condition: Page edges a little browned with spotting, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for just one tiny nick to the bottom front corner tip.


SF novel. First published as a Pyramid paperback original in 1958. A very uncommon UK hardcover.''his second novel, WHO? (April 1955 Fantastic Universe; expanded 1958), filmed as Who? (1974), not quite successfully grafts an abstract vision of the existential extremity of mankind's condition on to an ostensibly orthodox sf plot, in which it must be determined whether or not a prosthetically rebuilt and impenetrably masked man is in fact the scientist, vital to the US defence effort, whom he claims to be; the ultimate indeterminacy of his Identity gives this novel a decidedly un-Ameri... View more info

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The Unexpected Dimension.

By: Budrys, Algis

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1962.

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

Seller ID: 09248

Condition: Page edges a little browned and light spotting along top page edges, an almost fine copy in a VG dustjacket with a 6 cm tear along the top of the spine (with tape repair) and wear to the spine edges.


Short story collection: originally published as a Ballantine paperback in 1960. View more info

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The Furious Future.

By: Budrys, Algis

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1964.

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

Seller ID: 17136

Condition: Top of page edges browning, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Collects nine sf stories with an introduction by the author. Issued earlier in the US as a paperback original (Berkley, 1963) as BUDRYS INFERNO. An uncommon British hardcover. View more info

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The Iron Thorn.

By: Budrys, Algis

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1968.

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

Seller ID: 10055

ISBN: 0575000619

Condition: Faint spotting along top page edges, three corner tips bruised, an almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


SF novel: first published as a paperback original a year earlier as THE AMSIRS AND THE IRON THORN'' (Fawcett, 1967).''...his other 1960s novel is The Amsirs and the Iron Thorn (serialised January-April 1967 in If as ''The Iron Thorn''; 1967; vt THE IRON THORN, 1968), a deceptively lightweight narrative opening on Mars, where members of a straggling human colony hunt apparent Aliens for their meat and other bodily products. It emerges that these winged, beaked ''Amsirs'' are also human but adapted to Martian existence: the action shifts, via long-dormant spaceship, to a somewhat decaden... View more info