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1 Butler, Octavia E. Clay's Ark : A Novel of Science Fiction
New York St. Martin's 1984 0312143214 / 9780312143213 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
[1984]. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 201pps. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is lightly rubbed and has a couple of small, closed tears at the top of the rear panel; the original price (12.95) is intact. A very nice copy of this earlier Butler -- scarce in collectible condition. ".Ms. Butler has created a horrifyingly believable world in the not-too-distant future, a time when the bonds of civilization have all but disappeared, when violence and vigilante justice are the rule rather than the exception. In such a world, the kidnapping of a doctor and his two daughters traveling across the California desert is hardly exceptional. But the small band of emaciated strangers who capture them is. They do not speak of ransom. Although sometimes their eyes glint with almost animal cunning, their bodies are wracked and wasted -- the consequence of drugs or disease. Paradoxically, they possess almost superhuman strength. Led by Asa Elias Doyle, the sole survivor of the ill-fated starship Clay's Ark, the desperate people have become innocent victims of a 'close encounter' with an alien life-form -- one so sinister and ultimately destructive of humankind that it has forced them into exile in a remote corner of a desolate wasteland, the better to resist a compulsion to spread the infection. To resist is to ensure mental agony, but to surrender is to relinquish one's humanity and free will -- to be ruled by physical drives that know no morality or restraint." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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