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The Jewels of Aptor

by Samuel R. Delany

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  • very good
  • paperback
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Ace Books. Very Good. 1968. Softcover. Cover has light wear to edges/corners, one tiny taped tear upper spine, spine slightly cocked forward. Pages clean and intact, age tanning inside covers and page edges; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; What was the strange impetus that drove a group of four widely different humans to embark on a fear-filled journey across a forbidden sea to a legendary land? This was Earth still, but the Earth of a future terribly changed after a planet-searing disaster, a planet of weird cults, mutated beasts, and people who were not always entirely human. As for the four who made up that questing party, they included a woman who was either a goddess, a witch, or both; a four-armed boy whose humanity was open to question; and two more men with equally "wild" talents. The story of their voyage, of the power-wielding "jewels" they sought, of the atomic and post-atomic terrors they encountered, is a remarkable science-fiction odyssey of the days to come. (95os,0514) .

Synopsis

The Jewels of Aptor is a 1962 science fiction novel by Samuel R. Delany, and is Delany's first published novel. Prior to this, he had sold a pair of articles to Seventeen Magazine, only one of which was printed. A year before that, two prize stories had appeared in the national student magazine, Literary Cavalcade. The book first appeared as an Ace Double with Second Ending by James White.

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Bookseller
Riverwood's Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
12400
Title
The Jewels of Aptor
Author
Samuel R. Delany
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Ace Books
Date published
1968
Keywords
Fiction - Science Fiction, Scifi
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction - Science Fiction; Vintage PB's - SciFi, Fantasy;

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About Riverwood's Books

Riverwood's is an online bookshop, based in Edmonton, Alberta.We carry a wide range of vintage, used & new books, including first editions, signed books, vintage paperbacks, children's vintage, and other out of print titles. You'll also find an excellent selection of reference and non-fiction books covering a variety of topics and interests.If there's a particular title you're looking for, we would be happy to help you track it down.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
cocked
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12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]

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