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Mockingbird (S.F. Masterworks)


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Number 70 in the SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written 'Science fiction's great neglected master, one of the definitive bridges between sf and literature' Al Sarrantonio '[Tevis's novels] are at once fables, parables, social satire - adventure stories of a kind. They are also simultaneously, as is much of our greatest literature, comic and tragic...they're uniquely of their time and of all times' James Sallis 'A moral tale that has elements of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Superman and Star Wars' Los Angeles Times 'A moving examination of people discovering the wonders of human thought and human love' Publishers Weekly

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Walter Tevis (1928-84) was born in San Francisco but his family moved to Kentucky when he was ten. However, he was suffering from rheumatic fever and was left behind, alone in a hospital. He rejoined his family in Kentucky after a year and attended school there. After service as a carpenter's mate in the Second World War, he went to the University of Kentucky where he earned a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in English. He then taught at various high schools in Kentucky before becoming a professor at the University of Ohio. He began publishing science fiction in 1957. He published THE HUSTLER in 1959 and THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH in 1963 but he was struggling with a serious drink problem and a long gap in his writing career followed. However, in the four years before his death from cancer, he published MOCKINGBIRD, which is now widely recognised as a science-fiction classic, The Steps of the Sun and the Queen's Gambit.Previous titles:Hustler (Bloomsbury PB Jan 06);The

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