Immortality Inc. by Robert Sheckley 1st / 1st 1963
First UK edition and first print published by Gollancz in 1963. This is a near fine copy. The bright and complete Gollancz wrapper is very clean. The wrapper has no chips or tears. The spine is a shade sunned and there are some marks to the edges. The book is square and sharp with no foxing or previous owner's ink. Overall a lovely near fine copy.
Immortality, Inc. is about a fictional process whereby a human's consciousness may be transferred into a brain-dead body. A striking concept in the novel is its description of random killings of strangers by people who intend to die. The serialised form (published under the title Time Killer in the magazine Galaxy Science Fiction) was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
The story was loosely adapted into the 1992 film Freejack. A famous scene from the novel involving a character lost in a future New York City and mistakenly getting in line for a suicide booth was parodied in the pilot episode of Futurama.