GREYBEARD. London: Faber and Faber, . Octavo, printed tan wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first British edition. Signed by Aldiss. "Unwise experimentation with nuclear devices has led to the sterilization of mankind, and there seems to be no hope for the future. The central characters, waiting for the end, consider the ironies and frustrations of their situation. A key work in the tradition of British disaster stories." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-10. "A memorable novel, written with care and love." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, p. 143. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-10. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 926-31. Slight spine lean, some soiling and spotting to covers, light wear at lower spine end, a very good copy. A scarce proof. (#112093).