THE SHADOW OF ALPHA

By: Grant, Charles L.

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Book 1 in the Parric Family Novels series. 1st Printing. Publisher's glossy pictorial wraps. 12mo. 215 pp. This is a new, unopened copy in perfect, unmarked condition. AS NEW. Grant's first book, an Science Fiction novel. The first Parric Family novel. [Barron AW, 4-238]. HTe series is told in a somewhat heated style possibly derived from the example of Samuel R. Delany, and perhaps more suitably applied, as Charles Grant has seemingly decided, to other genres. - CN SF Encyclopedia, pp 514-5. Introducing Parric: an ordinary civil servant being ground up in a mill of paperwork, who is given a chance to work on an experimental government project--to live secretly in a town entirely populated by androids--whose very existence, if it were known, would disrupt society--something the repressive society does not want. But Parric is happy in his secret village, protected by a force-field from outsiders, in contact with only a very few others in similar positions in other secret villages. Protected, until war breaks out and civilization outside falls in the horrifying Plaguewind. Then the experimental androids, affected by the plague in strange ways become killers! Parric must escape his village, then trek across the desolated countryside, in danger from the surviving mobs of plague victims, to the control center of the secret android project, in an attempt to join other men in starting a new civilization. . Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Title: THE SHADOW OF ALPHA

Author Name: Grant, Charles L.

Categories: Novels, Poetry & Literature, Science Fiction,

Edition: First Paperback Edition. 1

Publisher: NY, Berkley Medallion Books: 1976

ISBN Number: 0425031438

ISBN Number 13: 9780425031438

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: As New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 4362

Keywords: Science Fiction Fiction;