BILL, THE GALACTIC HERO. Harry Harrison.

BILL, THE GALACTIC HERO.

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "Young country bumpkin Bill is press-ganged into the interstellar army, where in time he learns to relish the ludicrous discipline and brainless camaraderie. An amusing, cod-militaristic romp of a space story which succeeds in taking the mickey out of Heinlein's STARSHIP TROOPERS and other novels of its ilk. Still one of Harrison's most effective works." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p.. 40-1. The novel "as Harrison carefully explains. is an example of 'black humor' directed as 'black satire' against the military, and at the same time is a 'parody' of a novel sympathetic to military life ... [It] parodies the enormously popular STARSHIP TROOPERS (1959) written by Robert A. Heinlein, who did not enjoy Harrison's joke." - Stover, Harry Harrison, p. 68. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-500. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 50. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1312-16. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with tanning to the spine panel and flap folds. (25431). Item #25431

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