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. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#53).
First edition so stated on copyright page.