THE VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Fix-up novel ... Two of the stories rewritten to form this book were first published in 1939 and are among van Vogt's earliest works (incidentally, he is the inventor of the widely accepted term 'fix-up,' which describes this practice). They're also among his most effective -- tales of encounters between talented human beings and a variety of terrifying alien creatures. This is the classic 'bug-eyed monster' novel, the acknowledged inspiration for the film Alien and scores of similar stories." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 404-405. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1156. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2378-81. In 333. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing at spine ends and light foxing to inner surface. A very nice copy. (#141492).
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