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First UK edition
|Publisher||Faber & Faber (UK)
Harcourt, Brace and World (cloth) (US)
Signet (mass market)
1965 (mass market paperback)
207 (US paperback)
Set decades after the Earth's population has been sterilised as a result of nuclear bomb tests conducted in Earth's orbit, the book shows a world emptying of humans, with only an ageing, childless population left. The story is mainly told through the eyes of Algernon "Algy" Timberlane (the title giving Greybeard) and his wife, Martha.
Since its first publication by Faber & Faber and Harcourt, Brace and World in 1964, it has had numerous reprints and translations, including Romanian, Norwegian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish,Slovenian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Danish, Spanish, German and French. It was included in the Gollancz science fiction reprint series, SF Masterworks.
- Greybeard, Brian Aldiss. New York: Signet/New American Library, 1965. P 2689