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The dechronization of Sam Magruder

a novel

by George Gaylord Simpson

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Time travel -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George Gaylord Simpson ; introduction by Arthur C. Clarke ; afterword by Stephen Jay Gould ; edited and with a memoir by Joan Simpson Burns.
    ContributionsBurns, Joan Simpson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3537.I743 D43 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 136 p. :
    Number of Pages136
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL799875M
    ISBN 100312139632
    LC Control Number95036146

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