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London: Jonathan Cape, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Farcical novel of a secret society. "The Egyptologists are the members of the Metropolitan Egyptological Society housed in London, and just what goes on or comes off in the Isis Room is not revealed until the end of this long legpull. It is also withheld from their wives who, in boredom, form a solid bloc; but when they are summoned by the Yard (the Superintendent insists on admission), threatened with the visitation of an outsider and a public viewing on television, it all becomes sufficiently Pharanoid to result in their dissolution. "We're twee; you see. We know so well that what we're up to is the least twee of human activities..." Well, you can skip the hieroglyphic twee and settle down to being twitted with some aimless nonsense. Most of the characters are faceless but one of them could be Peter Sellers." - Kirkus Review, February, 1965. Filmed as a made for TV Czech movie.
London: Jonathan Cape, . Octavo, boards. First edition. An alternate history novel in which the world is ruled by a Catholic Pope. Winner of the 1976 John W. Campbell Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-17. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 80. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 373. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 43-7.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1966. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Amis' conglomerate chronicle, a little science fiction (the genre he charted in New Maps of Hell), possibly a spy thriller (remember, he anatomized Fleming's oeuvre), some satire (he is a splendid satirist) uses many techniques, all the way from mischievous parody to more serious protest. ... All in all, it might be classed as an intellectual thriller-- it's a work of considerable originality and agility and it should keep its readers firmly captive, midway between attention and admiration." - Kirkus Review, August 1, 1966.
London, Melboune, Sydney, Auckland, Johannesburg: Hutchinson, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Selection of seventeen stories from the period 1940-1962. Authors include Frederik Pohl, Brian Aldiss, James Blish, Kurt Vonnegut, J. G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Jerome Bixby and others.
London: Jonathan Cape, . Octavo, boards. First edition. "One of Amis's best forays into fantasy ... Amis effectively weds his acidic view of modern life with bizarre events and imagery in this sophisticated yet chilling ghost story." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-8. Made into a three part British television series (1990). Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-11. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels 86. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 65. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 42. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 661-65.
New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, cover by Richard Powers, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. "Instrumental in gaining SF a wider and more thoughtful critical acceptance, this is one of the best of the earlier critical studies." - Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 8-4. This study "was the first serious treatment of SF by a reputable mainstream novelist and, thanks to [this] Ballantine mass-market paperback,... the first critical work on SF to reach a wide audience... Though there are clear gaps in his knowledge of the field, Amis does not look down on genre writers, his style remains sharp and acerbic, and his book is justifiably cited as one of the landmarks in gaining broad recognition for the genre." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 8-7.