Red Rising, the publisher's pre-publication Advance Reader's Edition. Pierce Brown.
Red Rising, the publisher's pre-publication Advance Reader's Edition
Red Rising, the publisher's pre-publication Advance Reader's Edition
Red Rising, the publisher's pre-publication Advance Reader's Edition
Red Rising, the publisher's pre-publication Advance Reader's Edition

Red Rising, the publisher's pre-publication Advance Reader's Edition

New York: Del Rey, 2014. Pre-publication Advance Reader's Edition. Paperback. This is a pre-publication Advance Reader’s Edition of the author’s acclaimed debut novel. Condition is better than very good plus, the wraps binding square, clean, bright, and tight with only trivial wear to extremities and no spine creasing, the contents clean and unmarked except for some incidental soiling to the page edges. The binding’s black wraps are printed and illustrated in white and red. Del Rey’s circular “ADVANCE READER’S EDITION” device appears on both the lower front cover and spine, stipulating “NOT FOR SALE” and “ON SALE 2.18.14”. While the front cover art emulates that of the eventual first edition dust jacket, the rear cover is filled with details about the author’s “National Marketing Campaign” and states “These are uncorrected proofs. Please do not quote for publication until you check your copy against the finished book.” Within, the first page, preceding the half-title, is a lengthy facsimile letter signed by Del Rey Senior Vice President Scott Shannon introducing the book: “Some science fiction and fantasy stories have the power to entrance and move every reader who encounters them… We felt that power when reading Pierce Brown’s Red Rising, which is why it is our priority title for the span. Red Rising is the story of a society in a desolate near-future, riven by class conflict and shaken by tremors of impending revolution. But more than that it’s the story of Darrow – a secret revolutionary…” In a genre as deeply and repeatedly imagined as science fiction, it can be hard to find something new. Indeed, one can catalogue all-too familiar elements in Red Rising - stifling social hierarchies enabled by near-future technology and enforced eugenics, Greco-Roman neo-classicism, interplanetary conflict, subversive heroes, socially improbable alliances and affections, brutal conditioning of youth to cultivate superior ability, depraved genius, liberating rebellion. However, seldom are these elements so compellingly assembled. The world conceived and introduced by Brown in Red Rising now populates four sequels, the story continuing to develop with the same propelling narrative force and engaging complexity introduced in this, the first book. Item #005730

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