New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., .. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. In a totalitarian state of the future individuality must lead to execution. "Do you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to pulverize this man's identity. I'm going to reduce him to a cipher -- from one to zero. Would you be interested in watching the process?" "In a materially bountiful but totalitarian future, the rebelliously intellectual hero is brainwashed into a kind of conformity. A grim dystopia which traded on the post-Korean War obsession with mential conditioning techniques, and which was highly regarded in its day. The author's only sf work." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 265. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-225. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 98. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 106-07. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 247. A very good copy in good dust jacket with wear and several closed tears along top and bottom edges and some foxing, mostly internal, but with occasional show through on outer surface. (#158331) (Inventory #: 158331)
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