A HERITAGE OF STRANGERS [published title: A HERITAGE OF STARS]. New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, printed blue wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. The second version of this proof, preceded by Berkley's 182-page proof titled PLACE OF GOING TO THE STARS (Simak's original title). The setting of this 215-page proof differs from that of the earlier proof as well as Berkley's 219-page published edition. "An unassuming hero on a far-future depopulated Earth goes in search of 'the- Place of Going to the Stars.' Along the way he picks up the usual troupe of Simakian boon companions. Effective, if repetitive, sentimental adventure." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 171. Spine panel sunned, faint vertical crease to rear cover and last two leaves, a near fine copy. A scarce proof. (#111121).