DAVY. Edgar Pangborn.


New York: St. Martin's Press, [1964]. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A picaresque novel set several centuries after a nuclear holocaust. "In the fourth century 'after the Deluge' a medieval world, dominated by the Holy Marcan Church, consists partly of feudal kingdoms, partly of Athenian city-states," - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 161. "... a stylish and amusing narrative [that] gained a good deal of praise on first publication." - Pringle. The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), 89. 1964 Nebula and 1965 Hugo nominee. Expanded from two novellas first published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. This world would be visited in two more books and numerous short fictions. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-841. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction 1895-1984, p. 277-78. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 493-96. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some moderate dust soiling. Review slip laid in. (25565). Item #25565

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