THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Taylor's "first SF novel, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (1952), though set in 1970, is effectively a right-wing denunciation of the New Deal of the 1930s, whose welfare policies (it suggests) have made an oppressive Dystopia inevitable; fortunately, rebels known as the Minute Men are destined to save the day." - SFE (online). Taylor (1900-1985), was a prolific author of popular fiction and an outspoken conservative and anticommunist who for a time wrote for the John Birch Society's far-right monthly journal AMERICAN OPINION. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-84. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 242. Reginald 02447. A bright, nearly fine copy in good dust jacket with some general spotting and dust soiling, small stain to front panel, and closed tear at lower front spine fold with internal tape mend. (#156959).
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