NEW MAPS OF HELL: A SURVEY OF SCIENCE FICTION. Kingsley Amis.

NEW MAPS OF HELL: A SURVEY OF SCIENCE FICTION.

New York: Ballantine Books, [1961]. 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. A fine copy, unread. (18091). Item #18091

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