*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Charles Platt was one of the prime movers of the New wave movement featured prominently in New Worlds magazine in the 1960’s alongside Michael Moorcock, Langdon Jones etc. His The Gas is an unusual addition to our shelves, being a rare, highly sought after work of psychedelic SF erotica. During the 1970’s Platt wrote novels for Playboy Press, sharing the house pseudonym Blakely St. James with many other writers. His experience came to fruition in The Gas, considered by many to be his best novel, but which also fell foul of obscenity laws. Savoy (the UK publishers) had copies seized by the UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions, and Bizarre magazine put it in the top five of their list of most obscene books published in Britain. This is a VF 1st UK PB at £50, giving you a chance to see what all the excitement was about.