WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A superb association copy, with signed inscription by Campbell to William Anthony Parker White on the front free endpaper: "To / A. P. White -- / Who, for a change, / makes comments / and remarks about / my [underlined] scribblings! / John W. Campbell, Jr." W. A. P. White (1911-1968), writer, editor and critic (under a variety of pen names including Anthony Boucher and H. H. Holmes), was a regular contributor to ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION and UNKNOWN during Campbell's editorship. "Snulbug," his first published story, appeared in UNKNOWN in December 1941. In 1949, White became founding editor, along with J. Francis McComas, of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION and after McComas left, White was sole editor from 1954 until his retirement, brought about by ill health, in 1958. White, "an able and perceptive editor ... did much to help raise the literary standards of science-fiction in the 1950s. He was also a distinguished book reviewer; he wrote science-fiction review columns for both the NEW YORK TIMES (as Anthony Boucher) and the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE (as H. H. Holmes) and was influential in gaining for science-fiction a certain measure of respectability." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 145. WHO GOES THERE? is a classic collection of stories first published under Campbell's pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "Far more skillfully wrought than his space operas, these stories laid the groundwork for the editorial philosophy Campbell applied to the sophistication of ASTOUNDING." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-211. The title story was filmed twice: in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World" by Howard Hawks, and in 1982 by John Carpenter as "The Thing." See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-211. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2003-07. An 8 1/2" x 11-inch mimeographed Shasta review "letter" is laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (with wraparound illustration by Hannes Bok). (#135221).
First edition so stated on copyright page.