I bought as fond of Dudley story he wrote. This one is a great read with strong flavour of its time - he captures the people's attitudes and actions so well. Hard to put down because the story lets you know something then find you may not know all and need to keep going to see if the plot heads where you think it will.
Great book and what is difficult to understand why it is not available to the public at present. I don't get the rules around publishing but if they are anything like the Olympics being sponsered by McDonalds and Coca cola ( would you feed thses substances to your children? - I would'nt but thousands do) Why is this great book not freely available???? Other classics are. It was published by penguin The brilliance of the type of smart apes is novel ( in a novel). Bit like the " Janitor of Mars" short story by Martin Amis. A whole generation is missing out on this. The intelligence of the created new and extraterestrial life forms is superb. they have much more intelligence than we do and are biologically much stronger. Borrow a copy or actually you will have to buy it second hand from Amazon- even the libraries don't have it. The author was a great guy too Look up what else he wrote and you will be impressed!