Delany (signed) Illustrations by Frank Mayo Introduction by George Zebrowski. Easton Press Collector's Edition. Description: This item is for one copy (of two available for sale) of a leatherbound hardback book published by Easton Press. Bound in top grade brown leather with 22kt gold lettering and cover artwork. Hubbed spine, acid neutral paper with page edges gilded, and a satin ribbon book mark sewn in.
Copy one has an unused publisher supplied bookplate laid in (not attached). Copy two has the publisher supplied bookplate applied to the front pastedown but it is not written on.
Originally issued by Easton Press completely unsigned, I have gotten these copies signed as follows: Copy one - signed and dated 2014' by the the author on the title page without inscription or personalization. Copy two inscribed and dated'2014 San Jose' (date and place signed) by the author on the title page without personalization. This novel won the Nebula award for best novel. Item description updated Sept 27, 2021 with pictures and details of the two current copies for sale. Autographed Samuel Delany items for sale.
Synopsis: An alien race inhabits Earth and, as all humans are mysteriously gone, they take physical form in the bodies of vanished people--and fictional characters--like Christ, Ringo Starr, and Orpheus. In these bodies, the aliens attempt to decipher the bizarre cultural relics left behind, all the while slowly adopting the values of human civilization. Publisher's Note: The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are "different" must deal with the dominant cultural ideology.The tale follows Lobey's mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world as those who are "different" try to seize history and the day. Industry reviews: Delany's 1967 novel won the Nebula Award for Best Science Fiction Book. The plot follows a race of aliens, the Lo Lobey, who colonize Earth after humankind's departure and try to make sense of our existence good luck! Condition: Bindings - near fine, collector's notes missing, copy one - slightly bumped at top of spine, otherwise as new, copy two has the publisher supplied bookplate applied to the front pastedown but it isn't written on, one tiny white spot on the top page edge gilding, a couple of other very slight flaws to the page edge gilding, otherwise as new. Dust jackets - none, as issued. We have moved the extensive text we used to have here to those FAQs. Please do not ask us to do otherwise. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "red_dragon_books" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Taiwan, Poland, Suriname, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Burundi, Netherlands, Equatorial Guinea, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, United Kingdom, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Madagascar, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Costa Rica, India, Kazakhstan, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Honduras.