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The Centauri device

M. John Harrison

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ISBN 10: 0385018398 / ISBN 13: 9780385018395
Published by Doubleday, 1974
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The Centauri device

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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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.

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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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