Saturday, August 23, 2008

Best-Selling Books in Kurt Vonnegut’s Hilarious The Sirens of Titan (1959)

According to Malachi Constant, the wealthy narrator in The Sirens of Titan (1959), a comic science fiction novel about Mars by Kurt Vonnegut, here are the best-selling books “in recent times”:

      The Winston Niles Rumfoord Authorized Revised Bible
      The Beatrice Rumfoord Galactic Cookbook
      The Winston Niles Rumfoord Pocket History of Mars
      Unk and Boaz in the Caves of Mercury, by Sarah H. Canby

Some kind soul has posted a pdf of Coronet Book's 1975 printing of The Sirens of Titan. See the cover pictured above.

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