A World of Difference
Author: Robert Conquest
Publisher: Ballantine U2213
Year: 1964 Print: 1 Cover Price: $.50
Condition: Very Good Plus. Light wear
Genre: Science Fiction
Ballantine Books, 1964. First American, and first paperback edition of a 1955 novel. This is an interesting one -- the only science fiction novel by Conquest, a renowned Anglo-American historian and poet, author of influential studies of Soviet history. Conquest was known for his writing detailing the Communist purges of the Soviet union in the 1930's. This novel reflects his interests -- what a future world of enforced conformity might look like.