THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION. Ballard.

THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION. [London]: Jonathan Cape, [1970]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Fifteen avant-garde pieces which may or may not constitute a marginally SF 'novel.' Ranging from 'You and Me and the Continuum' (1966) to 'Tolerances of the Human Face' (1969), they deal with the contemporary media landscape, a world of motorways, multistory car parks, TV screens and glossy advertising. The central character's name changes from segment to segment, but he appears to be a doctor who is suffering from a mental breakdown. The author's most difficult book, but some readers regard it as his masterpiece." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 23. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-62. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1274-77. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with the printed price 21s on the front flap not clipped or canceled with a bit of fading to red lettering on the spine panel so common to the jackets for this book. (#159816).

Price: $450.00

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"First published in Great Britain in 1970" on copyright page.