GOLLANCZ SF MASTER WORKS MAY / JUNE
Kurt Vonnegut Cat’s Cradle
An SF classic from one of the great 20th century American writers Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. He is the inventor of ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. And the search for its whereabouts leads to madness. Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut’s cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it. Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was one of the most prolific American novelists of the 20th century. His works, including Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, blend satire, science fiction and black comedy.
Science Fiction Cased May £8.99 384pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 575 08195 6 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: Curtis Brown
Arthur C. Clarke Childhood’s End
What is our future? A classic from one of the masters of SF writing When the mysterious Overlords arrive on Earth, they unite a warring world and offer an end to poverty and crime. The result is an era of peace for mankind, but soon the children of this new utopia begin to evolve and become ready to leave the Earth behind. One of Arthur C. Clarke’s most acclaimed novels, Childhood’s End deals with the future evolution of the human race and the possibilities it holds for us. Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) was one of Britain’s greatest SF authors, with works including the award-winning Rendezvous with Rama. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008.
Science Fiction Cased June £8.99 256pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 575 08235 9 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: David Higham Associates