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This is a good condition copy of the classic scifi book, Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham in classic orange penguin paperback. Published by Penguin in 1979, this paperback was purchased by me that year and has been on my bookshelves ever since.

The condition is very good for its age, but the pages are a little tanned and there are some light marks to the covers, but the spine is uncreased. I'd say this one is as good a copy as you would expect to find for a 40 year old book from such a popular author.

Trouble with Lichen was first published in 1960 by Michael Joseph, and first published in Penguin in 1963. The story combines a scientific discovery in biology with an interesting discussion of the ethics of marketing. If you were told that a scientific breakthrough meant you could look young for longer, would you be disturbed to find out later that this meant you would live to be 200?

The back page describes this story as 'one of John Wyndham's gayest and most satirical forays into the fantastic. Which just goes to show, gay didn't always mean what it means now.

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Orange penguin book Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham a classic science fiction paperback


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