RE-BIRTH. New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Post-nuclear war religious dystopia. "An excellent story of an emerging race with ESP, hunted by 'normals' trying to hang on to traditional values, ruthlessly exterminating all deviation." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, pp. 347-8. Published later in Britain with textual differences as THE CHRYSALIDS (1955). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1298. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 184-5. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 255-6. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1755-58. King list, p. 391. Text block lightly age-darkened (less than usual for this book), a fine copy in bright, nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at lower spine end and front corner tips, 8 mm closed tear at upper front corner tip, and touch of dust soiling to rear panel. A very nice copy of a very elusive Ballantine hardcover. (#155561).
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