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The Twilight of the Vilp

(1969)
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Vilp's hero, Clive Witt, is a novelist in search of a hero for his new novel. He advertises for suitable applicants. From 73 replies he selects three: Professor Guthrie Pidge, a zoologist; Pad Dee Murphy, an Irish-Burmese peasant; and Harry Glebe, the inventor of the renowned earth-borer. But his novel progresses slowly. His three heroes refuse to mix their very disparate elements into a harmonious whole. Eventually, Clive scraps it and harnesses his team of heroes to a new work, an exciting science fiction tale called "The Silver Spores". In this, mankind meets the Vilp! The novel ends with the 5,000 strong Vilp Galactic Council communing in space at an incredibly high telepathic level. 'Excellent...vital, taut, brilliantly imaginative' - Anthony Burgess.

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Hardback Editions

February 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Twilight of the Vilp
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-575-00097-X / 978-0-575-00097-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Twilight of the Vilp
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-571-31485-6 / 978-0-571-31485-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Twilight of the Vilp
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-571-25972-3 / 978-0-571-25972-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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August 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Twilight of the Vilp (Sphere science fiction)
Author(s): Paul Ableman
ISBN: 0-7221-1011-1 / 978-0-7221-1011-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Twilight of the Vilp
Author(s): Paul Ableman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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