THE WOLVES OF MEMORY. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Nice signed inscription by Effinger to "Dave" on front free endpaper. A "darkly dystopian" story "whose surreal mise-en-scene effortlessly draws the book's brooding hero, Sandor Courane, into the depths when he is sent by Earth's ruling computer to a penal planet which infects its denizens with a fatal disease destructive to memory. This novel –- possibly Effinger's finest –- was assembled with seven further stories featuring Courane as A THOUSAND DEATHS (2007)." - John Clute and David Pringle, SFE (online). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 405. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#80141).
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