DARK UNIVERSE. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1962. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. "After a nuclear war the descendants of the survivors have adapted to utter darkness in their underground warren of shelters. The young hero, inevitably, discovers light. A simon-pure 'conceptual-breakthough' story, ingeniously worked out and very popular with genre readers at the time of publication." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 88. The author's first SF book. 1962 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-425. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 474-79. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with touch of edge wear, several short closed tears, and a bit of darkening to spine panel. An attractive copy of an elusive book. (#149178).
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