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252 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Publisher's maroon paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, in original dust jacket. Faint remnants of store stamp (?) on front fly leaf. Mild bump to lower spine end and corners, else a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. A nice copy of a hard to find book. The author's first science fiction novel. Issued later with textual differences in the U.S. as Starship (1959). "... a brilliant treatment of the generation starship and also the theme of conceptual breakthrough in a kind of spacegoing ruined-Earth society; it has become a classic of the field and in 2008 was awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958." - John Clute / David Pringle, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-13. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 160. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 25. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions.