THE IRON DREAM. Norman Spinrad.


Boston: Gregg Press, 1977. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. Text offset from that of the 1972 Avon edition. New introduction by Theodore Sturgeon. 1972 Nebula and National Book Award nominee. A alternate world fantasy in which the novel "Lord of the Swastika" is written by science fiction author Adolf Hitler who emigrated to the United States in the 1920s. "We are forced, in so far as we can continue to read the book seriously, to think, not about Adolf Hitler and his historic crimes--Hitler is simply the distancing medium--but to think about ourselves: our moral assumptions, our ideas of heroism, our desires to, lead or to be led, our righteous wars. What Spinrad is trying to tell us is that it is happening here." Ursala K. Le Guin, Science Fiction Studies, Volume 1, Part 1, Spring 1973. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1060. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1063-67. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (16418). Item #16418

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