Sunday, 6 January 2013


Bantam paperback, 1961. Cover artwork by William Hofmann.

Rear cover fluff: 
"Why be miserable? Dial P-L-E-A-S-U-R 
Happiness guaranteed by Hedonics Inc. Sounds like a skin-game to you and me. But in James Gunn's future it's the slogan of a legitimate and sucessful business. Product: anything you need to make you happy. 
The Joy Makers rips the lid off: describes pleasures that will make your skin tingle and your mind rattle, tells a story of men and women who are so hysterically happy they turn in strange new directions for diversion." 

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