VAMPIRES OVERHEAD. London: Philip Allan, [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7-248 [249-256: ads], original orange cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Apocalyptic horror thriller, issued in conjunction with "Creeps" series; alien vampires come to earth via comet, devastate civilization. In one sense low-grade Wellsian SF, but highly entertaining in its own roughhewn fashion, also anticipating Colin Wilson's THE SPACE VAMPIRES by 40-odd years. "... Remarkable ... told with very considerable vigor." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 607. "Strange and effective," number 3 of 13 best science fiction horror novels cited by Karl Wagner (TWILIGHT ZONE, August 1983). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-559. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 68. Bleiler (1978), p.106. Reginald 07680. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with external tape mends at spine ends and corners, 10x30 mm v-chip from top of spine panel and 15x30 mm v-chip from top left corner of rear panel. Front panel showing giant bats attacking humans in London is bright and sharp. (#103564).

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"First Published - - - 1935" on copyright page.