STARSHIP & HAIKU. Somtow Sucharitkul.

STARSHIP & HAIKU. New York: A Timescape Book Published by Pocket Books, [1981]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pocket Books 83601-3. Signed by Sucharitkul. "In an environmentally degraded future, humanity makes its peace with the whales. And a mad leader persuades the Japanese nation to commit mass suicide for the shame of having slaughtered so many cetaceans in the past. It's a cranky book, to say the least, but certainly intriguing." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 350. "An extraordinary work in which Earth has suffered ecocatastrophe, men rediscover their kinship with whales, and a dubious messiah urges the entire Japanese nation to expiate their historical sins in seppuku." - Brian Stableford. "A moving novel." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1985, p. 313. The author's first book. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1104. A fine copy. (#87580).

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"First Timescape Books printing September, 1981/10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.