PEACE ON EARTH. Translated by Elinor Ford with Michael Kandel. New York, San Diego, London: Harcourt Brace & Company, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. A spoof on the military-industrial complex featuring secret agent Ijon Tichy. While on a mission to the Moon his brain is fried by remote ultrasound, probably perpetrated by one of the intelligent, self-evolving Moon-based super weapons. He unknowingly carries a virus back to Earth that destroys all computer programs. Without the machines, civilization collapses, but this inadvertently saves the Earth from total destruction. "A short SF novel first published in Poland in 1987 by a master of a wry, sly, philosophically rich yet exuberantly comical Rabelasian-Borgesian style of writing." - Robert Eldridge. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#146261).
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