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The Ugly Little Boy

Asimov, Isaac; Silverberg, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0385263430 / ISBN 13: 9780385263436
Published by Doubleday, 1992
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0385263430 Price intact. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by Robert Silverberg on the main title page (NOT signed by Isaac Asimov). Minor shelfwear. Dust jacket in a mylar protector. Bookseller Inventory # 007261

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Title: The Ugly Little Boy

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Plucked out of the past and transported forty thousand years into the future, a Neanderthal child discovers that human nature has remained unchanged, in an expanded version of an original Asimov story

From Publishers Weekly:

This expanded version of the late Asimov's classic 1958 tale is a collaborative effort that surpasses the original. There are no plot surprises; the authors have retained the basic story of an alien four-year-old child who is kidnapped from his time zone and brought into a future world. Yet this is a fresh and satisfying version, primarily because the characters have been made richer, the depiction of 21st-century society rounded out and the history of the Neanderthal tribe from which the eponymous boy was abducted more fully given. When the woebegone waif, now named Timmie, was snatched from his epoch, he was brought into a pool of no-time, which exists coincident with the present. Since Timmie is condemned to living within that pool forever, his presence raises moral questions: Is it abusive to leave him alone in this limbo for eternity? Would it be equally cruel to send him back to the Ice Age? Asimov ( Foundation ) and Silverberg ( Lord Valentine's Castle ) explore these issues in an intriguing story supported by seamless writing.
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