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RADIX by  A. A Attanasio - First edition - 1981 - from L. W. Currey, Inc. (SKU: 126306)

RADIX

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RADIX

by Attanasio, A. A

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ISBN 10
0688001351
ISBN 13
9780688001353
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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1981. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. The scarce hardbound issue; reportedly only 1000 copies so bound. The author's first book and the first book of the Radix Tetrad sequence that "works as a complex meditation on metamorphosis elaborated within a space opera frame, so that densely ambitious moments of poetic aspiration alternate with episodes out of the rag-and-bone shop of pulp magazine fiction; this early use of space opera as frame or arena for baroque exfoliations of story immediately prefigures the similarly exorbitant work of Iain M. Banks and Dan Simmons ... After losing her radiation shield, which guards her against the full nakedness of the universe, Earth begins to mutate savagely, a transformation articulated clearly in RADIX itself through the story of a mutant superman, who undergoes the same transcendental jumpstart that jolts his planet through terrors and dimensions. - John Clute, SFE (online). 1981 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-55. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#126306)

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bookseller
L. W. Currey, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
126306
Title
RADIX
Author
Attanasio, A. A
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0688001351
ISBN 13
9780688001353
Publisher
William Morrow and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1981
Keywords
Coming of Age; Disaster; Evolution; Ruined Earth; Tale of the Future

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