THE VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. Octavo, boards. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by van Vogt to the "Maestro of the Manhattan" [David G. Hartwell] on the front free endpaper. "Fix-up novel ... Two of the stories rewritten to form this book were first published in 1939 and are among van Vogt's earliest works (incidentally, he is the inventor of the widely accepted term 'fix-up,' which describes this practice). They're also among his most effective -- tales of encounters between talented human beings and a variety of terrifying alien creatures. This is the classic 'bug-eyed monster' novel, the acknowledged inspiration for the film Alien and scores of similar stories." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 404-405. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1156. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2378-81. In 333. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with touch of wear at upper spine end and upper front corner tip and small nick at top edge of front panel. A nice copy. (#107330).

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