(#143925) PILGRIMAGE TO EARTH. Robert Sheckley.

PILGRIMAGE TO EARTH. New York: Bantam Books, [1957]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Bantam Books 1672. Stories of the distant future when technological progress has created what should be a perfect world, but it's "a tough world for humans, very bewildering, sometimes grotesque ..." (publisher's blurb). Includes "The Academy," depicting a drug dystopia, and "Pilgrimage to Earth," a story of the future in which "Earth, exhausted of its natural resources, is a vacation planet selling true love (by hypnotizing the women), vicarious violence and sexual perversion" (Sargent). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 252; 263. Reginald 12982. Some rubbing to cover background ink, 5x10 mm abrasion at bottom edge of rear cover, a very good copy. (#143925).

Price: $25.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"A Bantam Book published october 1957" on copyright page.