Limbo

Limbo

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by Bernard Wolfe
     
 

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In the aftermath of an atomic war, a new international movement of pacifism has arisen. Multitudes of young men have chosen to curb their aggressive instincts through voluntary amputation - disarmament in its most literal sense.

Those who have undergone this procedure are highly esteemed in the new society. But they have a problem - their prosthetics require

Overview

In the aftermath of an atomic war, a new international movement of pacifism has arisen. Multitudes of young men have chosen to curb their aggressive instincts through voluntary amputation - disarmament in its most literal sense.

Those who have undergone this procedure are highly esteemed in the new society. But they have a problem - their prosthetics require a rare metal to function, and international tensions are rising over which countries get the right to mine it . . .

Editorial Reviews

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As to the books of Bernard Wolfe, his extraordinary imagination, his range of styles and genres, should alone qualify him for a conspicuous role in 20th century American literature

To my mind, Bernard Wolfe remains one of the most remarkable original writers of the 20th century

Shrewd, and sometimes profound, comments on Western civilisation.—Observer

Deep, strange, and wonderful, LIMBO represents a straight arrow pointing from the cautionary dystopias of Orwell and Huxley to the postwar absurdist mode of CATCH-22, Pynchon, and Philip K. Dick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781473212480
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
12/08/2016
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,041,914

Meet the Author

Bernard Wolfe (1915-1985) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He worked as a military correspondent for a number of science magazines during the Second World War, and began to write fiction in 1946. He became best known for his 1952 SF novel Limbo.