The Eighty-Minute Hour: A Space Opera
Place Published: London
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Date Published: 1974
Edition: First UK edition
Condition: Very good +
Book Id: 48827
SIGNED. 285pp. Octavo [20 cm] Blue cloth-effect paper over boards with the title stamped in gilt on the spine. Publisher's magenta top stain. The front board is just a trifle stained. In the dust jacket illustrated by Alan Tunbridge, with moderate edge wear.
Brian Aldiss was voted Best Contemporary Writer of Science Fiction shortly before this was published. Inscribed on the front free endsheet, "Salutations to Salt Lake City- which luckily for itself is not mentioned in this post-apocalyptic farce from Brian W. Aldiss, '84." Also on this page, is the author's red ink stamp, bearing the initials "BWA," and the notation in pen, "This is the authorized edition."