SIGNS OF LIFE. New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The UK edition published by Victor Gollancz preceded by a few months. Complex, moving novel about Mick Rose, who runs a courier service for genetic engineering corporations with his best friend Choe Ashton, and Isobel Avens, Mick's true love whose obsession with flying leads her to subject herself to genetic modification. "SIGNS OF LIFE is something of a rewrite of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's classic science-fiction novel ROADSIDE PICNIC (1972) … yet the textures and tones of this story come closer to horror than to anything else. Indeed, of the handful of texts within the genre devoted to ecological horror, SIGNS OF LIFE is probably the most powerfully accomplished." - Rob Latham, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #27 (1998), p. 5. Publisher's promotional sheet laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164686).
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