Image Not Available

IF ALL ELSE FAILS.

Strete, Craig.

ISBN 10: 038515237X / ISBN 13: 9780385152372
Published by DOUBLEDAY. NY 1980, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From WAVERLEY BOOKS ABAA (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 2, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 65.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First American Edition. Fine in a near fine dj. (Short edge tear at top edge of rear panel. 1/2 inch triangular tear next to spine at mid-front cover. No remainder marks!) 2 page introduction by Jorge Luis Borges. First published in Amsterdam in 1976. Strete is the first Native American author to mix elements of science fiction with his ethnic heritage. Bookseller Inventory # 3746

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: IF ALL ELSE FAILS.

Publisher: DOUBLEDAY. NY 1980

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

With an Introduction by Jorge Luis Borges. Craig Strete, one of the few Native American SF authors, picked up three Nebula Award nominations for short SF, two of which are included in this collection of his excellent work. "The pages reek with despair at the loss of Native American culture .... The narrator of the "All My Statues" is reminded of his "grandfather who died humming all the songs he had kept silent because there was no one left to sing them" (11). In "To See the City" the dead try to escape the concrete prisons of the cities that desecrate the holy places: "Buried animal and ground people were trying to reach out through the cracks in sidewalks. The ground people moved restlessly under the concrete" (36). The television, an embodiment of the white man's control of mass culture, declares the Native American is a figment of the past, not of the present: "We make decisions for you. Take you hand of the silver screen. You are interfering with the projectionist. Yes, we listen, we tell you, you are a book, and having been written, you cannot cancel a line of it" (46). "Filled with gorgeous lines, evocative images..." —Science Fiction Ruminations

About the Author:

Craig Kee Strete is a Native American science fiction writer, noted for his use of American Indian themes. Beginning in the early 1970s, while working in the Film and Television industry, Strete began writing emotional Native American themed, and science fiction short stories and novellas. He is a three-time Nebula Award finalist, for Time Deer, A Sunday Visit with Great-grandfather, and The Bleeding Man. In 1974 Strete published a magazine dedicated to Native American science fiction, Red Planet Earth. His play Paint Your Face On A Drowning In The River was the 1984 Dramatists Guild/CBS New Plays Program first place winner. More books from Craig Strete are available at: http://ReAnimus.com/store/?author=Craig Strete

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Mail order operation conducted at home.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Telephone:(310)393-4593 Our address: Waverley Books, 948 9th St., Santa Monica, CA 90403 POSTAGE FOR FIRST BOOK $8.50, EACH ADDITIONAL BOOK
$1.50 (CHARGES FOR SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. AT
ACTUAL COST) ANY ITEM MAY BE RETURNED WITHIN
10 DAYS OF RECEIPT. WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD AND
AMERICAN EXPRESS.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal