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Extinction Bomber by  S.B Hough - First Edition - 1956 - from Goldring Books (SKU: 009112)

Extinction Bomber

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Extinction Bomber

by Hough, S.B

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  • Hardcover
  • First
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London: The Bodley Head, 1956. Gilt title on blue boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear and just the smallest light bump to front top corner tip. Internally there are just a few spots of light foxing to preliminaries and last pages and to closed edges else a very clean, tight and unmarked free from inscription. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket by Edward Pagram is also VG+ and is not price clipped and is in a protective cover. The author is Stanley Bennett Hough (1917-1998) who also wrote under the pseudonyms Rex Gordon and Bennet Stanley. The novel is a borderline Science Fiction thriller. Hough is well known for his novels dealing with the crucial dramas of the atomic age. In Extinction Bomber he asks, and in highly dramatic manner answers, the greatest question of all. 'Any day now a bomber may be taking off on a mission which will touch off the Third World War. Will the pilot and aircrew be a group of men merely obeying orders? Will they be cheerful or grim? Will it be just another mission, in which the chance of promotion compensates for the risk? Or will they be conscious of what they do, knowing in their hearts that their act may mean not only the end of them, and of their wives and families when retaliation comes, but also the end of their nation and perhaps of all mankind. The novel brings the reader face to face with a fundamental dilemma: whether a man's loyalty must always be given to his country, even when that country is bent on suicide, or whether there does not exist a greater loyalty, beyond all talk of Communists and Capitalists and spies and traitors, to humanity as a whole. **** NOT EX LIBRARY COPY **** B2B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Bookseller
Goldring Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
009112
Title
Extinction Bomber
Author
Hough, S.B
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Bodley Head
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1956
Keywords
NUCLEAR THREAT OF THIRD WORLD WAR
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction / Fantasy;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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