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    Brian W. Aldiss. Non-Stop. London: [1958]. First edition.

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    Brian W. Aldiss. Non-stop. London: Faber and Faber, [1958]. First edition. Octavo. 252 pages. Publisher's maroon paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, in original dust jacket. Mild bump to lower spine end, else a fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket with mild matching bruise. A nice copy of a scarce book.

    The author's first science fiction novel. Issued later with textual differences in the U.S. as Starship (1959). "... a brilliant treatment of the generation starship and also the theme of conceptual breakthrough in a kind of spacegoing ruined-Earth society; it has become a classic of the field and in 2008 was awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958." - John Clute / David Pringle, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-13. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 160. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 25. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions.



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