Ian Watson?s brilliant debut novel was one of the most significant publications in British sf in the 1970s. Intellectually bracing and grippingly written, it is the story of three experiments in linguistics, and is driven by a searching analysis of the nature of communication. Fiercely intelligent, energetic and challenging, it immediately established Watson as a writer of rare power and vision, and is now recognized as a modern classic.
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Ian Watson was born in England in 1943 and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with a first class Honours degree in English Literature. He lectured in English in Tanzania (1965-1967) and Tokyo (1967-1970) before beginning to publish SF with "Roof Garden Under Saturn" for the influential New Worlds magazine in 1969. He became a full-time writer in 1976, following the success of his debut novel The Embedding. His work has been frequently shortlisted for the Hugo and Nebula Awards and he has won the BSFA Award twice. From 1990 to 1991 he worked full-time with Stanley Kubrick on story development for the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, directed after Kubrick's death by Steven Spielberg; for which he is acknowledged in the credits for Screen Story. Ian Watson lives in Spain.
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Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR002311451
Descripción Victor Gollancz Ltd, London England UK, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Properly withdrawn former library book. Has the usual accessories and markings, but is clean and unmarked, with the exception of two stains on the fore edge of the text block. One extends to the edges of 9 pages. Ships promptly. Nº de ref. de la librería 002118
Descripción Victor Gollancz, London, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Fine First Edition in protected Near Fine d/j which has some staining along rear bottom edge of front wrap. Tiny nick to top rt. cnr. of d/j spine. 254pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 007265
Descripción Victor Gollancz, London, 1973. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover, VG+ in VG+ dustjacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 003003
Descripción Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1973. Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first book. 1975 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1210. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 71. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 712-16. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of dust soiling, mainly along extremities of rear flap. An elusive book. (#99185). Nº de ref. de la librería 99185
Descripción Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: near Fine. 1st Edition. Copyright date is 1973. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Watson to fellow writer Christopher Priest on the title page. Signed by Priest on the front free endpaper. Octavo, boards. The author's first book. Upper corner tips and lower spine end just a bit soft, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. An elusive book. More Information: 1975 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1210. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 71. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 712-16. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. signed by the Author. Collectible & Signed. Nº de ref. de la librería 0003811