THE STEEL CROCODILE. Boston: Gregg Press, 1976. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition, first printing (250 copies). "The Colindale Institute functions ostensibly to anticipate new developments in research so as to be in a position to encourage or suppress them. A major special project aims to generate a new messiah to better control the masses. The work is aided by a computer system capable of highly sophisticated, associative retrieval, and naturally, the computer nominate itself for the role of messiah." - Mowshowitz, p. 303. Text offset from that of the 1970 Hodder and Stoughton edition published as THE ELECTRIC CROCODILE. New introduction by David G. Hartwell. 1970 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-273. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#105838).
"First Printing, June 1976" on copyright page.