(#173307) THE LUNATICS OF TERRA. John Sladek.

THE LUNATICS OF TERRA. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1984. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects eighteen short stories. "The Brass Monkey" and "Calling All Gumdrops!" depict behavioral and computer dystopias respectively. "Ursa Minor" is a teddy bear ghost story. "Answers" is a fine emerging AI story. "Eighteen bright, tricky stories (some of them very brief), all accompanied by amusing afterwords. Standouts include 'Guesting' (1982), about an alien who appears on TV chat shows, and 'Calling All Gumdrops!,' about a near-future society in which the roles of adults and children are reversed." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 218-219. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1038. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#173307).

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