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THE SQUARES OF THE CITY
VG+ to near-Fine
This looks unread, and has no stamps, marks or writing. I'm downgrading slightly because the age-tanning is mild to moderate and uniform. Given the publisher's choice of paper, I'm not sure you can do much better if you are seeking this edition.
John Brunner tackles that classic writer's challenge: to flesh out a chess game in terms of characters and situations. This was a Hugo nominee for "best novel" in 1966.
Hakluyt is an architectural genius, called in as consultant for a Latin-American showplace City. Every time he made the smallest move to get anything practical done, everyone became maddeningly vague. Gradually he realized that he was being made to wait. Pushed, shoved, nudged, stalled- Hakluyt was doing what they wanted, when they wanted- like a pawn. Suddenly he began to notice how many extraordinary, unfortunate - and fatal - accidents had occured since he came to the City...