FROM THE BACK COVER:
1951 The Day of the Triffids
1953 Childhood’s End
1956 The Bright Phoenix
From England have come some of the finest science-fiction novels of recent years. Now, to the names of John Wyndham and Arthur C. Clarke, one must add that of another British writer – Harold Mead.
BRIGHT PHOENIX is the story of a “perfect” State, founded on worship of the spirit of Man and dedicated to the mission of resettling the devastated areas of the world. Officers, Workers, Colonists – everyone believed in the State.
Everyone but one man. This is his story – of the Colony he led to the Island…of the primitive race he found there…and of the desperate plan to escape from a Utopia that had become a living hell.
“Richness of texture, really skillful and sympathetic writing and a talent for poignancy make Mr. Mead’s novel very good weight for your money.”
The New Statesman and Nation