The Overlords of War; Gerard Klein, translated by John Brunner; 1973; Hardback; book and dust cover in good condition; Doubleday publishers (English version);
Gérard Klein (born 1937), known also as Gilles d'Argyre, is a French science fiction writer with sociological training. He is the editor of the prestigious science fiction series Ailleurs et Demain published by Robert Laffont and of the Le Livre de poche science-fiction imprint.
"Is there such a thing as the ultimate weapon? Can war be ended once and for all? Is the destruction of the universe necessary to achieve peace?...It focuses on George Corson, an Earthman on a secret mission which, if it comes off, will bring victory to Earth in its long smoldering war with the bird-like inhabitants of the planet Uria..."