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SF novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
''his first sf novel, Only Forward (1994) garnered considerable notice on publication for its depiction of a City fragmented into variously bizarre affinity groups. Its vision of a high-rise world drained of human warmth might be thought to owe something to J G Ballard or Cyberpunk, but the fierce narrative drive of the book marked Smith out as an author of distinctive imagination, as did the increasingly complex interplay of dream (or nightmare) and reality. Only Forward won the August Derleth Award - the novel category of the British Fantasy Award - and, following its US publication in 2000, the Philip K Dick Award. Its unrelated successor, Spares (1996), depicts a future in which techniques of medicine have been used to create clones of the rich who can be harvested for their organs; it thus anticipates Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005) as well as following a number of sf works that have considered the potential for organs to become commodified (see Organlegging). Again, Smith illuminates this premise through a taut thriller plot that gives his work a very different affect from Ishiguro's. ONE OF US (1998) similarly pays homage to Philip K Dick - particularly Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974) - with its narrative of memory loss and shifting realities'' (Graham Sleight/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).
Title: One Of Us (signed by the author).
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 1998.
ISBN Number: 0002256002
ISBN Number 13: 9780002256001
Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 00294