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First Avon Printing: March 1970. Cover by Hector Garrido, 176 pages, 60 cent cover price. First paperback edition - the Doubleday hardcover was in 1968. Condition is near-Fine: tight and square, spine is flat with faint raised ridges (as printed);very light overall wear (mostly faint rubbing on back cover.) Age tanning is mild and uniform (insides of covers are slightly darker.) No stamps, marks or writing - this is probably unread.
A novel by Robert Silverberg: Hawksbill Station (1968) - expanded from the Hugo and Nebula nominated novella in Galaxy in 1967.
Hawksbill Station, in the utterly barren Cambrian era, is a prison enclave for an authoritarian government too "civilized" to execute men for subversion - they just exiled undesireables to the distant past, with no way to return. The newest exile, Hahn, seems to be different than the usual sort sent. In this expansion from the novella version, we are given glimpses of "Up Front," the future from which the exiles came. We learn how some of the exiles came to be here, and both sets of stories converge at the end - a change is coming.