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    • ISBN:9780575118324
    • Publication date:11 Oct 2012
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The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe

By D.G. Compton

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Now on the acclaimed SF Masterworks list, D.G. Compton's extraordinary novel is a forgotten classic of British SF that exposed the pitfalls of voyeuristic entertainment decades before the likes of THE TRUMAN SHOW.

A few years in the future, medical science has advanced to the point where it is practically unheard of for people to die of any cause except old-age. The few exceptions provide the fodder for a new kind of television show for avid audiences who lap up the experience of watching someone else's dying weeks. So when Katherine Mortenhoe is told that she has about four weeks to live she knows it's not just her life she's about to lose, but her privacy as well.

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David Guy Compton (1930-) was born in London. He is a British science fiction author who publishes SF under the name D.G. Compton. His earlier crime novels were published under 'Guy Compton', and his Gothic novels under 'Frances Lynch'. He is best known for THE CONTINUOUS KATHERINE MORTENHOE, a classic of British SF.

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  • ISBN: 9780575118317
  • Publication date: 11 Oct 2012
  • Page count: 256
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