THE EIGHTY-MINUTE HOUR. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Octavo, unprinted white wrappers, printed review sheet affixed to front cover. Unpaged "final" galley of the first edition. Brief signed inscription by Aldiss to "Dave" on front cover. "In this wild fantasy, the lavish use of nuclear weapons has caused distortions in the space-time continuum which bounce the characters from era to era. This effect is used mainly to create various incongruities after the manner of Aldiss's post-psychedelic war novel BAREFOOT IN THE HEAD (1972)." - Brains, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 112. "An over-the-top comic romp which unfortunately fails to amuse. One of Aldiss's few duds." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 117. The Doubleday edition and the later Cape edition have minor textual differences. Wrappers dust soiled, rubber cement stains to review sheet, spine ends show some wear, lower right edges of first few leaves dog-eared, a very good copy. Rare. (#111990).