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The Cold Moons

Clement, Aeron

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ISBN 10: 0385296940 / ISBN 13: 9780385296946
Published by Delacorte Press, New York:, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition ¿ First Printing. Signed by the author. Pagination: xiii/333 pages. Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5". Author-signed first printing of this work. Aeron Clement has signed and dated (4/3/89) the title page. This volume is bound in quarter white cloth with green paper-covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering. ------ The book is fine and unread. The dust jacket displays minimal handling wear. Protected in clear Mylar sleeve, Cover art by Gordon Crabb. --------- Aeron Clement was a Welsh science fiction author. He is most known for having written "The Cold Moons," a Watership Down-style story about badgers. Bookseller Inventory # 004272

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Title: The Cold Moons

Publisher: Delacorte Press, New York:

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Follows a band of badgers who count good and evil members among their ranks as well as demagogues and visionary leaders, as they flee from the deadly designs of humans

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The history of The Cold Moons a first novel that was rejected by mainstream publishers and self-published by the author to become a runaway bestseller in Britainand the story it tells are heartwarming. Inspired by the success of environmentalists in their battle to make the badger a species protected by the full weight of the law, Clement has interspersed a brief history of that struggle among the events of this moving chronicle of survival. As explained in a brief foreword, in the early 1970s, the British government, convinced erroneously that outbreaks of tuberculosis in cattle were due to diseased badgers, ordered an extermination force to destroy the country's badger population. The extermination teams blocked all exits from the animals' underground setts and pumped in cyanide gas to produce a slow, painful death for the feisty, nocturnal beasts. In this narrative, one badger, Bamber, manages to avoid annihilation, fleeing pursuing hunters until, at death's door, he is succored by members of another badger colony long enough to convince them that their lives are endangered. The exciting story of their exodus, over mountain, through snowstorm, surviving treachery from within their ranks and attacks from the exterminators close on their heels, is made the more fascinating by insights into the habits of badgers: they clean their setts, live in extended family groups and bury their dead. Clement's love of the countryside is evident in his descriptions of flowers, insects, the very scents of the changing seasons. While his prose style is merely serviceable, his narrative will appeal both to children and their parentsthose who are "pure in heart." QPBC and BOMC featured alternates.
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