A very good first edition, in the original binding. A previous owner's sticker has left a mark inside the front cover, and there is a spot of foxing on the facing flyleaf. In a very good unclipped dust wrapper, with a small tear at the top of the back cover, and small tears to 3 of the 4 corners, and one at the bottom of the spine.
Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to humanity. For he is the inventor of ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. Writer Jonah's search for his whereabouts leads him to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to an island republic in the Caribbean where the absurd religion of Bokononism is practised, to love and to insanity. Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction is a frightening and funny satire on the end of the world and the madness of mankind.