Title: The Centauri Device
Publisher: New York: Doubleday, 1974
Publication Date: 1974
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition- First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. This excellent author's third novel. John Truck is a space bum, but he was the last of the Centaurans, at least half of him. Only a sentiuent could set off the bomb, and the Israeli World government wanted him, but the United Arab Socialist Republic wnated him too - and the bomb. Some soiling to rear flap of dj, small stain to dj spine, remainder spray to bottom page edge, and wear to spine ends of dj, otherwise this is a fine copy in a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # SF028
Synopsis: John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain. But he was also the last of the Centaurans - or at least, half of him was - which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war. M. John Harrison's classic novel turns the conventions of space opera on their head, and is written with the precision and brilliance for which is famed.
About the Author: M. John Harrison (1945 - ) Michael John Harrison is the author of, amongst others, the Viriconium stories, The Centauri Device, Climbers, The Course of the Heart, Signs of Life, Light and Nova Swing. He has won the Boardman Tasker Award (Climbers), the James Tiptree Jr Award (Light) and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (Nova Swing). He lives in Shropshire.
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