THE PRISONER. Thomas M. Disch.

THE PRISONER. London: Dennis Dobson, [1979]. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. A presentation copy with an amusing signed inscription by Disch to "David" on the front free endpaper. A novelization of a Kafkaesque SF-related TV series, in which a UK ex-secret agent, "who for unknown reasons has resigned from his organization, is gassed in his apartment and wakes to find himself in The Village: a mysterious establishment whose inhabitants consist of either rebels like himself or stooges of 'Them' -- the people who run the place." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 962. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#152943).

Price: $250.00

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