TEN THOUSAND LIGHT-YEARS FROM HOME. James Tiptree, Jr, Alice Sheldon.

TEN THOUSAND LIGHT-YEARS FROM HOME. London: Eyre Methuen, [1975]. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. The author's first book, a collection of short fiction. Fifteen stories with introduction by Harry Harrison, "about a third of them slick comedies from the author's debut year (1968), the remainder increasingly powerful and anguished works of the sort which made Tiptree the most fashionable American SF author of the early 1970s. High points include 'And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side' and 'Painwise' -- stories that successfully fuse slickness with soul." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 366. Includes two powerful post-nuclear holocaust stories, "The Man Who Walked Home" and "The Snows Are Melted, the Snows Are Gone." See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1135. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 325. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with tiny internal stain at lower rear flap fold, some rubbing to rear panel (no loss of color), and publisher's printed price on front flap crossed though in ink. (#138447).

Price: $75.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First published in Great Britain 1975" on copyright page.