THE CHALK GIANTS. London: Hutchinson, . Octavo, boards. First edition. "THE CHALK GIANTS" (collection of linked stories 1974; cut 1975), whose separate tales elegantly embody a cyclical vision of the future of the island of Britain. The protagonist of the framing narrative (seen in the UK edition only) drives to the south coast to escape an indistinct disaster, goes into hiding, and (depending on one's reading) either cycles the rest of the book through his head or can be seen as himself emblematic of the movement the tales portend, from post-holocaust chaos through God-ridden ruined Earth savagery back to a state premonitory of his own wounded condition." - John Clute, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-906. Mild bruise to upper spine end and shallow indent to upper edge of rear cover, a nearly fine copy in near fine dust jacket with a bit of wrinkling at spine ends and 18 mm closed tear at top edge of rear panel. (#133437).
"First published 1974" on copyright page.