A broken down generation ship drifts through space…

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In this, his first SF novel, Brian Aldiss immediately demonstrated his exuberant range and versatility.

A hair-raising and audacious tale of a lost tribe trapped in a world of space-ships, time machines, giants, armed rats, outcasts and raiders. A tribe travelling almost without hope to an unknown future…

I wonder what motivated the artist behind the cover to make the man’s head a patch of starry black, like the sky at night, and give him eyes that are radiant celestial bodies. Can’t wait to read this book, how could anyone resist a story containing armed rats? (Sorry for the lousy image.)