(#153774) NOT THIS AUGUST. Kornbluth, M.

NOT THIS AUGUST. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. Octavo, boards. First edition. A novel "that showed what rule by Russians under Stalinist principles might actually have been like ... Widely noticed in the mainstream media, for self-serving purposes, as a Cold War wake-up call." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-610. "The Russians and Chinese successfully invade America, but the lucky hero is able to fight back with a secret spacecraft. A well-written narrative, as one would expect from this author -- but it's also a bundle of paranoid Cold War clichés. Highly regarded in its time, it's now almost a forgotten book (though Frederik Pohl issued a revised edition in 1981). Published in Britain as CHRISTMAS EVE." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 260. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with reddish-pink ink on spine panel faded (#153774).

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