Peter Tuesday Hughes. Alien. 1972. First Print. Rare. VG SC. Eros LGBTQ Sci-Fi. 18+

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Hughes, Peter Tuesday. San Diego, Greenleaf Classics, Inc., 1972. 
English Language, First Edition,Very Good SC, 18mo, 4" x 7", 155 pp.

Stiff cream colored perfectbound wraps, black and red lettering to cover and spine, red Lambda symbol to back, cover art unsigned but later attributed to Robert Bonfils, faint crease to front cover, previous owner nameplate affixed to verso of front cover, some rubbing and soiling, pages age toned as usual for pulp paperbacks, faint blue stamp to bottom edge, else clean, tightly bound, showing no chips or tears, and otherwise unmarked throughout. 155 pp. plus 4 pp. mail-order information at the back. From the publisher's blurb: "During Garth and Gandy's Space Academy years...homosexual acts were punishable by death; another swing of the pendulum and Federation's having to switch laws, and regulations governing sexual behavior became more lax. But the fact that they, he and Gandy, had continued to have long ecstatic nights together was surprising, even with the new lapse in restrictions. Sometimes, quite uncharacteristic of Earthmen, they would wonder at their carelessness - or had treading on the brink of disaster been an integral part of their attraction?" Peter Tuesday Hughes was an early exponent of the genre known as gay gothic, publishing more than thirty novels between 1968 and 1978 including mysteries, science fiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, and a celebrated gay detective series featuring leading man Bruce Doe. Adults only. Scarce in the trade.

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