TWILIGHT WORLD. New York: A Torquil Book Distributed by Dodd, Mead & Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition, trade issue with dust jacket priced "$2.95." The dedication copy with signed inscription by Anderson to John W. Campbell "who started it all." Fix-up novel comprising "Tomorrow's Children" and "Logic," with a new final section. "Tomorrow's Children" (co-authored by F. N. Waldrop) was Anderson's first published SF story. It was accepted for publication by Campbell and appeared in the March 1947 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. "Logic" was published in the July 1947 issue of ASTOUNDING. "Dour adventure in a world of genetic mutations caused by an all-out nuclear war. In its early form this was one of the first SF stories to deal with this theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 390. The final section of the story, however, is upbeat, Earth's mutants, now Homo superior, have colonized most of the Solar System and have begun a project to terraform the blasted, ruined Earth. A fine copy in bright, nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing at spine ends. One of Anderson's scarcest U.S. hardcover books and very elusive in superior condition. A superb association copy. (#103506).
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