CAVIAR. New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects eight stories, "including the early 'Microcosmic God' (1941), about a scientist who breeds a race of tiny intelligent creatures. Another of the most memorable tales, 'Bright Segment' (1955), a powerful piece about a freakish recluse and his love for a badly injured woman, is non-SF (though quintessential Sturgeon)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 61. Sturgeon's fourth collection of short fiction, his first published in paperback as well as hardcover. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1560. Text block age-darkened, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with closed tear and associated creases to upper edge of front panel, rubbing to corner tips, and tiny closed tear and chip with associated crease at lower right front corner. (#126260).
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