Edmund Cooper

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"Time seems to have run amok. London is governed by Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill, and populated by young people called "fragiles" and others called "drybones" because they do not bleed. The young fragiles come to realize that they are the last of their kind - whatever kind that might be. Thus is established the setting for a brilliant novel of adventure and character. As the world they live in becomes more perilous and more unpredictable, the fragiles discover within themselves unsuspected resources - reservoirs of skill, courage and sunning, and finally a sense of purpose. WHen they begin to understand the astonishing reasons for the nature of their world, the ultimate test begins. For the fragiles - and for the reader - suspense and excitement mount to fever pitch as the young people fight to fulfill their destiny and that of their race. Edmund Cooper has created a breathtaking novel of adventure that speaks to the largest questions facing young people everywhere - questions of identity, of purpose in life, and of responsibility for themselves and their kind."

Original Publication: Faber and Faber, 1964
This Edition: Lancer, August 1971
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

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Gender Genocide

"Rura Alexandra, cloned female and Exterminator First Class, set out on a hunt for pigs - those bearded, kilted, unruly monsters of the Scotish moors who engaged in revolting practices with the women they kept in submission. Pigs - those animals society had long ago learned to do without. Pigs - whose hero, she discovered, meant more to her than life itself."

Original Publication: Ace, 1973
This Edition: Ace, 1973
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

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Variant title of Who Needs Men?

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The Overman Culture

"Time seems to have run amok. London is governed by Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill, and populated by young people called "fragiles" and others called "drybones" because they do not bleed. The young fragiles come to realize that they are the last of their kind - whatever kind that might be. Thus is established the setting for a brilliant novel of adventure and character. As the world they live in becomes more perilous and more unpredictable, the fragiles discover within themselves unsuspected resources - reservoirs of skill, courage and sunning, and finally a sense of purpose. WHen they begin to understand the astonishing reasons for the nature of their world, the ultimate test begins. For the fragiles - and for the reader - suspense and excitement mount to fever pitch as the young people fight to fulfill their destiny and that of their race. Edmund Cooper has created a breathtaking novel of adventure that speaks to the largest questions facing young people everywhere - questions of identity, of purpose in life, and of responsibility for themselves and their kind."

Original Publication: Hodder & Stoughton, November 1971
This Edition: G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Science Fiction Book Club, August 1972
Cover Art: Paul Lehr
Format: Hardback

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The Slaves of Heaven

"Man's far future descendants are primitive, earth-bound people, preyed upon by silver-clad beings who descend from the sky. Berry, chief of the nomadic Londos clan, devises a defensive strategy to protect his people from the Night Comers. But the gleaming giants are indifferent to Berry's fiercest warriors with their arrows and carry off Londos women as they always have, effortlessly. Furious with frustration and doomed to disgrace and death at the hands of the disappointed tribe anyway, Berry recklessly pursues the Night Comers and finds a giant tower of metal in a burned-out clearing. It is, of course, though Berry doesn't recognize it, a space vehicle - and it seizes Berry and takes him to a world of technological complexity and social sophistication beyone his wildest imaginings. It is a world that despises his crudeness and determines to kill him since he won't be submissive. But it is a decadent world, and Berry's resourcefulness and deadly skills enable the primitive man to run a world-spanning chase for his life - and for the existence both of Night Comer's world and his own on earth as well."

Original Publication: Putnam, April 1974
This Edition: Putnam, April 1974
Cover Art: Paul Lehr
Format: Hardback

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The Overman Culture

"A real spinner!...Michael is a 'fragile' boy - one of a seemingly small number of children who grow tired when they run, who bleed when they are hurt, who can't take off their heads.As the fragile children discover each other, probe in the moldering ruins of London, and try to interpret what they find, they come to the conclusion that they have been created by some super-scientist, as guinea pigs for an experiment. And what happens if the guinea pigs turn on their creator - on the Overman of the legend they all know? They may be destroyed. They may be set free. They may escape. And who or what are the others, the 'drybones' who do not bleed, who can take off their heads? Edmund Cooper has secrets he can hide as well from you as from the fragiles..."

Original Publication: Hodder & Stoughton, November 1971
This Edition: Berkley Medallion, June 1976
Cover Art: Paul Lehr
Format: Paperback

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