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Limbo

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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 a rare metal to function, and international tensions are rising over which countries get the right to mine it . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 302g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1473212472
  • 9781473212473
  • 112,135

Review quote

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

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
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About Bernard Wolfe

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.
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460 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 20% (94)
4 35% (159)
3 25% (114)
2 13% (60)
1 7% (33)
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