This spectacular novel established Thomas M. Disch as a major new force in science fiction. First published in 1965, it was immediately labeled a masterpiece reminiscent of the works of J.G. Ballard and H.G. Wells
In this harrowing novel, the world's cities have been reduced to cinder and ash and alien plants have overtaken the earth. The plants, able to grow the size of maples in only a month and eventually reach six hundred feet, have commandeered the world's soil and are sucking even the Great Lakes dry. In northern Minnesota, Anderson, an aging farmer armed with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other, desperately leads the reduced citizenry of a small town in a daily struggle for meager existence. Throw into this fray Jeremiah Orville, a marauding outsider bent on a bizarre and private revenge, and the fight to live becomes a daunting task.
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"One of the most remarkably talented writers around." -The Washington Post Book World
"[Disch] is without doubt one of the really bright . . . lights on the American SF scene." -- Fantasy and Science Fiction
Thomas Disch lives in New York City.
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Book Description Elsevier Science Ltd, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. First U.K. Whiting and Wheaton Edition, 1967. With dust jacket in plastic library protective wrapper. Library label pasted to front endpaper. Light foxing to page edges. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Internally book is tightly bound and in good condition. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005834224
Book Description Whiting & Wheaton. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2754477663