This paperback book is in excellent condition. The cover is in excellent condition apart from slight edge wear at the top of the front. The page edges are slightly grubby and there is slight damage to the tops of the first pages at the top edge. Internally the pages are in excellent condition - clean, tight and unmarked with almost no sign of use.
Britain's most illustrious SF writer, Brian Aldiss, provides a witty and perceptive history of this extraordinary phenomenon, set in its social and literary context. Crammed with fascinating insights, this generous spree takes us through decades of treats for the imagination: escape to other dimensions, flights to other planets, lost worlds, utopias, mechanical creatures and intelligent aliens. Amusing, intelligent and authoritative, it takes us on a tour through that zone where literature and science engage in an eternal flirtation. Examining the great writers SF has produced, and the images that have become the cultural wallpaper of the present day, this comprehensive expedition is for buffs and tenderfoots alike.