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. Owner's name and date in ink on front paste-down. Pulpy text paper tanned, a nearly fine copy in good dust jacket with wear and shallow chipping at spine ends and corners, dust soiling to rear panel, and abrasions to front panel. (#162401).
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