DISCOVERY OF HERETICS: UNSEEN WRITINGS by Sarban PLUS TIME, A FALCONER: A STUDY OF SARBAN by Mark Valentine. Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK; Tartarus Press; 2011. 1st edition hardcover 2 volume set. OUT OF PRINT.
DISCOVERY OF HERETICS, by Sarban, with an Introduction by Mark Valentine. 8th January 2011, 381+vii pages. Discovery of Heretics was only available in a slipcased set limited to 200 copies, published with Time, A Falconer. Sewn signatures, printed on 110gsm acid-free paper, and bound by Biddles in mauve wibalin cloth stamped in gilt and silver, with a silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands. ISBN 978-1-905784-30-1.
Contains: 'Introduction' by Mark Valentine, 'The Father' , ' "Their Blood Cannot Die" ' , 'Discovery of Heretics' , 'The Consul' , 'Agorit' , 'The Papers of Henry Sugden' , 'The Artemists' , 'The Gynarchs' , 'Never Go Back' , 'Fergus Aran' , 'Aunt Rachel' , 'The Herbs of Miss Aran'.
TIME, A FALCONER: A STUDY OF SARBAN In this new biographical study Mark Valentine enables us to understand more of John William Wall (1910-1989), the diffident, compassionate, highly intelligent and sensitive man who wrote under the pseudonym Sarban.
Until recently very little was known about the writer. His three published books, Ringstones (1951), The Sound of His Horn (1952) and The Doll Maker (1953) hinted at a complex personality, and the little available information has only added to the fascination he has exercised. The Sound of His Horn, a cult classic, explores the possibilities of what would have happened if Germany had won World War Two, and was much admired by Kingsley Amis. This science fiction fantasy has been often reprinted, but until recently all that readers were allowed to know of Sarban was that he 'worked in the East and longed for England'.
Mark Valentine, however, has delved into the author's own archive and is now able to present us with this study and introductory biography of Sarban. Valentine follows Wall from his working-class roots in Yorkshire through a scholarship to Cambridge University and a distinguished diplomatic career in the Foreign Office and subsequent postings in Cairo, Jedda, Tabriz, Isfahan, Casablanca, Salonika and Paraguay. After leaving the Foreign Office in 1967, Wall worked at GCHQ Cheltenham before his final retirement. And all through his working life Sarban wrote fascinating and subtle fiction of the fantastic.
Time, A Falconer is a sewn hardback of 138+vii pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w. Illustrated.
2 volume slipcased set. Discovery of Heretics is limited to 200 copies & is ONLY available in this 2 volume set. Time, A Falconer is limited to 400 copies of which 200 are issued in this 2 volume set & 200 are available separately. The 2 volume set went out of print on publication. PLEASE NOTE: ALL FOREIGN ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED BY EMS (Expedited Mail) WITH INSURANCE, around $75, (NOT by International Flat Rate). NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
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