Walter Tevis is the acclaimed author of The Hustler and The Colour of Money, both made into Oscar-winning films, and The Man Who Fell to Earth – filmed by Nicholas Roeg and featuring David Bowie in his first film role. One would think having penned three cult novels woudl be enough for anyone, Tevis is also the author of the SF classic Mockingbird, nominated for a Nebula Award and published in paperback in the SF Masterworks series. Gateway is delighted, now, to add an eBook edition . . .
The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. It’s a world without art, reading and children, a world where people would rather burn themselves alive than endure.
Even Spofforth, the most perfect machine ever created, cannot bear it and seeks only that which he cannot have – to cease to be. But there is hope for the future in the passion and joy that a man and woman discover in love and in books, hope even for Spofforth.
A haunting novel, reverberating with anguish but also celebrating love and the magic of a dream.