What Mad Universe

By: Brown, Fredric

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full green leather, spine in three compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt lettering and decoration on cover, all edges gilt, printed endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth-sewn with concealed muslin joints. B&W illustrations by Frank Mayo. Introduction by James Gunn. Collector's Notes laid-in. Fredric Brown (1906-1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer. His classic science fiction novel "What Mad Universe" (first published in 1949) is a parody of pulp Science Fiction story conventions. The novel functions both as a critique of its genre and a superior example of it. It may have provided a model for Philip K. Dick when he later created his own stories set in alternate personal realities. Ayn Rand singled out Brown for high praise in her book "The Romantic Manifesto." The famous pulp writer Mickey Spillane called Brown "my favorite writer of all time".. The former owner's special Easton Press "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" bookplate is tipped-in on the fep, otherwise this is a pristine copy, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. FINE. . The Masterpieces of Science Fiction Series. B&W Plates. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 190 pp

Title: What Mad Universe

Author Name: Brown, Fredric

Illustrator: Illustrated by Frank Mayo

Categories: Science Fiction, Illustrated Books, Sold, Fine Bindings,

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1986

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 24872

Keywords: Fiction; Science Fiction Leather Fine Binding Literature; Illustrated Book