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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1968. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "The most action-packed of Delany's novels, but no less sophisticated for that. Beautifully written." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-317. "One of the most inventive man-computer linkages is the symbiosis in ... NOVA (1968)." - Warrick, pp. 176-8. 1969 Hugo nominee. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 54. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1560-65. Endpapers tanned along gutter margin from binder's glue, else a fine copy in very good or better, bright dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and front corner tips. (#165213)
Samuel R. Delany lives in Harlem, New York.
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