Burgess was always courteous and kind; the fact we enjoyed each other’s writing helped a great deal. When Burgess’s early novels of what were later called The Malayan Trilogy were published, I had only recently returned from that exotic region myself. Not only were Time for a Tiger and the others extremely funny, Burgess showed […]

This copy of Frank Herbert’s Dune dates from around 1966, when Burgess reviewed it for the Observer. He was impressed by the scope of the book, and Herbert’s literary creation, revealing his knowledge, if not perhaps his love, of science fiction conventions. Dune is set on Arrakis, a desert planet on which humans mine the […]