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The Centauri Device

(1974)
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John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain. But he was also the last of the Centaurans - or at least, half of him was - which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war. M. John Harrison's classic novel turns the conventions of space opera on their head, and is written with the precision and brilliance for which is famed.


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Praise for this book

"M John Harrison is the finest British writer now writing horror fiction and by far the most original." - Ramsey Campbell


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Used availability for M John Harrison's The Centauri Device

Hardback Editions

1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Centauri device
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-385-01839-8 / 978-0-385-01839-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Centauri Device (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 1-85798-997-X / 978-1-85798-997-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Centauri Device (S.F. Masterworks)
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-575-08257-7 / 978-0-575-08257-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Centauri Device (Orion)
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-04-823364-1 / 978-0-04-823364-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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April 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Centauri Device
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-553-23646-6 / 978-0-553-23646-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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April 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Centauri Device
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-553-13920-7 / 978-0-553-13920-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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April 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Centauri Device (Panther science fiction)
Author(s): M John Harrison
ISBN: 0-586-04207-5 / 978-0-586-04207-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Centauri Device
Author(s): M John Harrison
Publisher: Gateway
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December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Centauri Device (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): M John Harrison
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK