THE RAKEHELLS OF HEAVEN. John Boyd, Boyd Upchurch.

THE RAKEHELLS OF HEAVEN. New York: Weybright and Talley, [1969]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "THE RAKEHELLS OF HEAVEN (1969), THE POLLINATORS OF EDEN (1969) and SEX AND THE HIGH COMMAND (1970) all deal amusingly and variously with sexual matters, as does his last novel, THE GIRL WITH THE JADE GREEN EYES (1978), and are full of rewarding hypotheses about the cultural forms human nature might find itself involved in." - John Clute, SFE (online). The novel "involves carnal contact with aliens, as two astronauts educate university students on a distant planet in human culture. The natives of Harlech (heaven) adopt their vices as well as virtues, culminating in crucifixion of one scout and expulsion of the other." - Watson and Schellinger (eds), Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers, third edition (1991), p. 67. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1746-50. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145464).

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