GALILEO'S DREAM. [London]: HarperVoyager, . Octavo, boards. First British edition. GALILEO'S DREAM "complexly suggests that our world is in fact an alternate history, the Jonbar point for which is the Catholic Inquisition's failure to burn Galileo at the stake, so that he lives out his life in house arrest, squabbling furiously and creating new discourse with the rest of Europe. In the 'real' world, his death has inflamed and radicalized much of Europe, causing an intolerant narrowness of vision, a frozenness in the human enterprise climaxing in the appalling utopias that dominate the moons of Jupiter; the plot turns on the successful efforts of a team from the 'real' world to keep Galileo alive." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket with "Voyager First Edition" sticker on front panel. (#146350).
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