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Clone by Richard Cowper


With this brilliant and witty novel, Richard Cowper demonstrates his ability to write satirical SF comparable to the best of Kurt Vonnegut or John Sladek.

In the year 2072, Alvin, one of four cloned human beings, is suffering from induced amnesia and is working at a hydrological station under the guidance of an intelligent chimpanzee called Norbert. He does not know that he has any clone brothers, nor does he know that he has latent paranormal powers. When fragments of his memory begin to return, he is told to report to Professor Miriam Poynter in London. With Norbert to keep him out of trouble, he sets out for London to keep his appointment with the scientist responsible for the clone project. But Alvin and Norbert seem to have a magnetic attraction for trouble. Alvin is hilariously involved in a murderous demonstration, kidnapped by militant apes, all members of the Underground Universal Anthropoid Brotherhood, and becomes deliciously involved with Cheryl, a girl Samaritan, whose mission it is to bring rapid death to all who ask for help.


Publisher (Year): Science Fiction Book Club (1973)
Binding (ISBN): Hardback (n/a)
Cover Art: n/a

Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket intact and in very good condition - some rubbing to edges and corners, a little tanning to spine, slight tanning/wear to rear. Book itself also in very good condition - a little shelf-wear to top and bottom of spine, nominal shelf-wear to corners, lightly tanned pages.

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