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(aka: Minor Operation)

book cover

Written by Brian W Aldiss


Published in 1961 by Ballantine Books


A novel


Cover Notes

If reticence is a feature reserved for the British, what would possess well bred, reserved, thoroughly 'British', James Solent, to dash off for a night of reckless passion with a complete stranger? The answer is a gadget - an Emotional Register that prevents anyone from hiding any sexual attraction they feel for anyone else. Find out what happens to Britain and the rest of the world when this mechanical marvel sinks its teeth into the restrained status quo.

Publication History

This title was serialised in the following publications:

  1. New Worlds Science Fiction 119 (Jun, 1962) under the name of Minor Operation
  1. New Worlds Science Fiction 120 (Jul, 1962) under the name of Minor Operation
  1. New Worlds Science Fiction 121 (Aug, 1962) under the name of Minor Operation

Publication history in print: