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This is an auction for THE DISESTABLISHMENT OF PARADISE, by New Zealand science fiction writer Phillip Mann.

"Something has gone wrong on the planet of Paradise. The human settlers—farmers and scientists—are finding that their crops won't grow and their lives are becoming more and more dangerous. The indigenous plant life, never entirely safe, is changing in unpredictable ways, and the imported plantings wither and die. And so the order is given - Paradise will be abandoned. All personnel will be removed and reassigned, and all human presence on the planet will be disestablished. Not all agree with the decision, as there are some who believe that Paradise has more to offer the human race, that the planet is not finished with the intruders, and that the risks of staying are outweighed by the possible rewards. And so the leader of the research team and one of the demolition workers set off on a journey across the planet. Along the way they will encounter the last of the near-mythical Dendron, the vicious Reapers, and the deadly Tattersall Weeds as they embark on an adventure which will bring them closer to nature, to each other and, eventually, to Paradise."

From Wikipedia:

"Phillip Mann (born 1942) is a British-born, science fiction author resident in New Zealand since 1969...During this period that he wrote his first science fiction novel, The Eye of the Queen, which established Mann's reputation as a creator of 'credible aliens' – a feature which has remained prominent in his later works. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction describes Phillip Mann's fiction as possessing "a strong visual and structural sense"..."

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Paperback 2014.

515 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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