THE EIGHTY-MINUTE HOUR: A SPACE OPERA. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1974. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "In this wild fantasy, the lavish use of nuclear weapons has caused distortions in the space-time continuum which bounce the characters from era to era. This effect is used mainly to create various incongruities after the manner of Aldiss's post-psychedelic war novel BAREFOOT IN THE HEAD (1972)." - Brains, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 112. "An over-the-top comic romp which unfortunately fails to amuse. One of Aldiss's few duds." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 117. The Doubleday edition and the later Cape edition have minor textual differences. Purple remainder spray on bottom edge of text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#169509).
First edition so stated on copyright page.