A science fiction metaphysical thriller by a writer who has been garnering cult status

"I have always admired Anna Kavan among the few writers who dared to explore the nocturnal world of our dreams, fantasies, and imagination". -- Anais Nin, from an unpublished Introduction to Ice

"Ice represents one of the high points of science fiction...a catastrophe novel which goes as far beyond Ballard as Ballard is beyond Wyndham, sailing into the chilly air of metaphysics. It looks sideways at its great contemporary among pornographic novels, Pauline Reage's Story of O. Even more, it is its own self, mysterious...an enigma -- like all the greatest science fiction, approaching despair". -- Brian Aldiss

Ice was chosen by Brian Aldiss as the best science fiction work of 1967. A brilliant and memorable novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden search for an elusive girl in a surreal landscape of ice and snow, the result of a nuclear disaster. The country has been invaded; it is being run by a secret government and is under imminent threat of total nuclear destruction. With the narrator, the reader is swept into a hallucinatory quest through the interminable and encroaching walls of ice. Written while Kavan was addicted to heroin, it was the last of her novels to be published before she died in 1968.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ice (Peter Owen Cased Classics)
Author(s): Anna Kavan, Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-7206-2005-8 / 978-0-7206-2005-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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November 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ice: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-393-02273-0 / 978-0-393-02273-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ice (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-241-30739-2 / 978-0-241-30739-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-14-313199-0 / 978-0-14-313199-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ice (Peter Owen Modern Classic)
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-7206-1268-3 / 978-0-7206-1268-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen
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May 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ice
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-7206-1029-X / 978-0-7206-1029-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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June 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: Ice
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-7206-0972-0 / 978-0-7206-0972-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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August 1967 : UK Paperback

Title: Ice
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-7206-4313-9 / 978-0-7206-4313-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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October 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ice
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-393-30256-3 / 978-0-393-30256-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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January 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ice (Picador Books)
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 0-330-23442-0 / 978-0-330-23442-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 1-977303-64-1 / 978-1-977303-64-6
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Anna Kavan
ISBN: 1-977353-64-9 / 978-1-977353-64-1
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Anna Kavan, Jonathan Lethem - foreword, Kate Zambreno - afterword
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Anna Kavan, Jonathan Lethem - foreword, Kate Zambreno - afterword
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Anna Kavan
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ice (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Anna Kavan
Publisher: Penguin
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