AFTER DOOMSDAY. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1963. Octavo, unprinted blue-gray wrappers with "uncorrected" stamped in purple ink on front cover. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first British edition. With brief signed inscription by Anderson to a well-known SF editor on half title leaf. "Earthmen return from an extended voyage to discover that their home planet has been devastated, so they set out in pursuit of the alien marauders. Exciting space adventure." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 3. "The first murder mystery in which Earth is the corpse." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 275. A fine copy. A scarce proof. (#11411).