The space program has finally lost its novelty and a jaded public hardly notices another moon launch. Skillful PR admen preserve the illusion that the missions have become routine, but Colonel Richard Martin has a different story . . . of panic in deep space, of crewmen pushed beyond their breaking points, of official indifference towards his own shattered life. Martin had been to the moon and back, but he would never be sent there again, suffering a nervous breakdown in orbit. He is put under wraps until the pilot of a capsule loaded with nuclear weaponry goes berserk and unleashes a nightmare that threatens to consume the world. Only Martin can end it . . . The Falling Astronauts is a paradigmatic example of New Wave science fiction that goes where no man has gone before, but also goes insane. This special anti-oedipal edition includes an afterward by Umberto Rossi.
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“There are possibly a dozen genius writers in the genre of the imaginative, and Barry Malzberg is at least eight of them . . . Malzberg makes what the rest of us do look like felonies!” —Harlan Ellison
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“One of the finest practitioners of science fiction." —Harry Harrison
“Barry N. Malzberg’s writing is unparalleled in its intensity and in its apocalyptic sensibility. His detractors consider him bleakly monotonous and despairing, but he is a master of black humor, and is one of the few writers to have used science fiction’s vocabulary of ideas extensively as apparatus in psychological landscapes, dramatizing relationships between the human mind and its social environment in an SF theater of the absurd.” —The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
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“Malzberg is a true hero.” —The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
“There is no one, with the possible exception of Philip K. Dick, whose works, each one of them, are so unpredictable or so outrageous and outraged.” —Theodore Sturgeon
“Barry Malzberg is one of science fiction’s most literate and erudite writers.” —New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Arrow Books, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. paperback / softback. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Book has some water damage, but book is still completely readable. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88635947
Book Description Arrow Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0099109506I3N00
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007159636
Book Description Arrow, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good +. Please email us if you would like further information or if you would like us to send you a picture of the book. The book i am offering may not have the same cover as the one pictured. they are stock photos from the site. Thanks for looking! Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025090
Book Description Arrow, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fine -. 1st pr. Unread, with sharp wraps, perfect spine -- square, solid, ready toroll!!! You'll eat three Otter-Pops with wild abandon when this bookarrives at your door!!! In protecive mylar bag! NOTE: The FAINTESTevidence of edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 018385
Book Description Arrow, London, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Light wear to edges, pages tanned. Science fiction. The space programme has finally lost its novelty, and a jaded public hardly notices another moon launch. Skilful PR men preserve the illusion that the missions have become routine. But astronaut Richard Martin can tell a different story. Of panic in deep space, of crewmen pushed beyond breaking point, of official indifference towards his own shattered life. Martin is effectively put under wraps - until the pilot of a moon capsule, loaded with nuclear weaponry, goes beserk and a nightmare develops, threatening to engulf the world - a nightmare that only Martin could end. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002703
Book Description Arrow Books, London, 1971. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Paperback ed. Bookseller Inventory # 022079
Book Description Arrow, 1975. paperback / softback. Book Condition: good. 1st edition 1st printing paperback, g In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 18136
Book Description Arrow, 1975. paperback / softback. Book Condition: vg+. 1st edition 1st printing paperback, vg+ In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 18581
Book Description Arrow Books, London, 1975. Soft Covers. Book Condition: Good Plus to Very Good Plus. 1st Arrow Editions. -----The scans you see are the books you get. All three soft covers are tight clean and square, flat spines, 191, 175, 209 pages, "The Men Inside" is only in Good Plus condition with edge wear, back cover crease & at one time the back cover must have got wet, the other two books are in Very Good Plus condition with minor edge wear. Books are: (Barry N. Malzberg grouping) "The Falling Astronauts" / "The Men Inside" / "Herovit's World." Three soft covers from Arrow Science Fiction. Check out the scans. Bookseller Inventory # 010339