Author:Harness, Charles L

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The Rose.

By: Harness, Charles L.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Roberts & Vinter, Ltd/Compact: London.: 1966.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 27609

Condition: Page edges just a little browned, a NF/Fine (unread) copy.


Collects the short novel THE ROSE, plus two stories, ''The Chess Players'' and ''The New Reality''. Introduction by Michael Moorcock. Compact F295.''the first phase of his career (1948-1953) may well have ended because of his failure to sell the remarkable novella ''The Rose'' (1953 Authentic SF; title story of THE ROSE [Compact 1966 UK], to a US market. This striking allegory of the opposed worldviews of science and the arts is a memorable exemplar of the particular kind of superman story which represents future human evolution in metamorphic terms. Its reprinting in the 1960s was t... View more info

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Rings.

By: Harness, Charles L.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: NESFA Press: MA.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 05157

ISBN: 1886778167

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Omnibus collection of four sf novels, The Paradox Men, The Ring Of Ritornel, Firebird and (previously unpublished) Drunkard's Endgame, plus a four page introduction by George Zebrowski. View more info

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Cybele, With Bluebonnets.

By: Harness, Charles L.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: NESFA Press: MA.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 09360

ISBN: 1886778418

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Short fantasy/ghost novel.''may well be the best thing he has ever done. It is certainly the novel I have enjoyed most this month, and it is, of all things, a ghost story. It begins in the 1920s, in the Texas of Harness’s childhood, with a young boy who will grow up to be a chemist and patent attorney. A typical boy, Joe Barnes is enchanted by his high school chemistry teacher, Cybele Wilson, who is something of a social outcast, for she is intelligent, single, educated, fond of forecasting the technological future (in terms that made me wonder if she would turn out to be a time tra... View more info

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The Ring Of Ritornel.

By: Harness, Charles L.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1968.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00863

ISBN: 057500116X

Condition: Fine copy in a a VG dustjacket.


Classic sf novel.''His first published story was ''Time Trap'' for Astounding in August 1948, a convoluted Time-Loop tale involving the working of tremendous forces off-stage and a quasi-transcendental experience as the hero goes back in time to remake the world. His subsequent output for the next several years showed a remarkable consistency in echoing and developing these themes. His first two novels, Flight into Yesterday (May 1949 Startling; exp 1953; vt The Paradox Men 1955) and THE RING OF RITORNEL (1968), feature cycles in time - the first tale invoking Toynbee's cyclic history ... View more info