THE LOST PERCEPTION. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1966. Octavo, boards. First edition. Following a nuclear war caused by a plague victim in control of launching atomic weapons, a worldwide Security Bureau is formed to maintain order and rebuild Earth's economy. A space opera in which the agents of SecBu seek the cause of the screaming sickness, prevent an invasion by an alien race, the Valorians, and develop hitherto unknown human ESP powers. Issued later in the U.S. as A SCOURGE OF SCREAMERS (1968). Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 147. Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 217. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing at edges. (#146492).
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