THE POSTMAN. Toronto, New York, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A post-holocaust story set in America's Pacific Northwest after a destructive nuclear war about a man who transforms himself into a postman, a teller of tales and a carrier of news between scattered communities. "A piously scientistic moral tale which proved popular but was excoriated by some critics." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 285. "I refuse to accept delivery of any of THE POSTMAN'S messages." - Lee Montgomerie, Interzone. Winner of the 1986 John W. Campbell Award for best novel. 1986 Hugo nominee. The novel was the basis for a 1997 film starring Kevin Costner. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-161. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 146. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with small rectangular discoloration to lower front panel, probably from a sticker removal. (#81160).
"A Bantam Book / November 1985 / ... / BP 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.