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In this groundbreaking science fiction classic by Henry Kuttner, a descendant of survivors living on Venus seeks revenge on the decadant society that exiled him.
Beneath the rolling seas and deadly atmosphere of Venus are the Keeps - fully enclosed cities that house descendants of the survivors who first harbored atomic energy to escape a dying earth. In massive superstructures built beneath the Venusian seas, a complex feudal society devoted simply to decadence has evolved. Presiding over that society are Immortals - genetic throwbacks to the mutant atomic survivors. While the society is stable, the stability will only lead to its destruction, and the harsh environment outside the Keeps is malevolent and encroaching.
Born into it all is Sam Harker, son of an Immortal and the object of his father's disdain after his mother perished during childbirth. Sam is subjected to treatments which stunt his growth and leave him hairless, and he is exiled from the society of the Immortals and set on the tumultuous path of a rebel's life - one inspired by hatred and a desire for vengeance on the society.
Sam's search for revenge and his great abilities make him more powerful than the more decadent residents of the Keeps ... and perhaps even more powerful than the Immortals themselves. He seeks mass appeal as a politician in a campaign that assaults society. It is not until everything is destroyed - that is, in the aftermath of destruction - that the reclamation of human destiny is even a remote possibility.
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Henry Kuttner (1915-1958) made his first sale to Weird Tales in 1936 and began publishing science fiction stories the following year. In 1940 he married C. L. Moore, and they wrote many stories and novels together under a number of pseudonyms. Kuttner was the author of Fury, Mutant, the Baldy series, and the Hogpen series, among numerous other novels and short stories.
''Kuttner has power, a way with words, and grasp of technique...brings life and reality to his stories.'' --New York Times, praise for the author
''One of the major names in science fiction.'' --New York Times, praise for the author
''A pomegranate writer: popping with seeds - full of ideas.'' --Ray Bradbury, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
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Book Description Middlesex: Hamlyn, 1978. Condition: Good. New edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP81431130
Book Description Hamlyn, 1981. paperback. Condition: VG. 2nd. Seller Inventory # 19807
Book Description Hamlyn, 1981. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Covers are a little shelf worn. Page ends are lightly tanned. The book is otherwise complete, clean and tight. (07). Seller Inventory # 002090
Book Description U.K / Hamlyn Books, 1978. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Set when the Earth is long dead and the human survivors live in huge citadels beneath the Venusian seas, ruled by the Immortals, genetic mutations with a lifespan of 1000 years. Sam Reed was born an immortal, but his deranged father had him mutilated as a baby. Now, at the age of 80, he learns what he is. / This is a 1st edition paperback in good condition-covers edges are a little rubbed. (208 pages). Originally published in 1947. Seller Inventory # 8418
Book Description Hamlyn, 1978. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Hamlyn 1978.(0-600-33651-4) , by Henry Kuttner. (Also released as: Destination: Infinity) . Uncredited co-author C. L. Moore. . [Science Fiction]. Paperback. Seller Inventory # Abe-211447
Book Description Hamlyn, 1978. New Edition. Condition: fine. 1st Hamlyn paperback fine In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. Seller Inventory # 6304
Book Description Feltham: Hamlyn Paperbacks 1978 First Hamlyn Paperback Printing ISBN 0-600-33651-4, 1978. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. VG+ Light edgewear, which someone has tried to cover with black felt-pen along edges, Store-stamp to front fly page, otherwise a very attractive copy, very clean throughout. Seller Inventory # 17196
Book Description Hamlyn Paperbacks, London, 1978. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st of This Edition. An ageing but firm clean book. Seller Inventory # 029675