BILLION YEAR SPREE: THE TRUE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973. Octavo, pp. [1-14]  2-339 [340-346: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], cloth. First U.S. edition. A presentation copy with a warm signed inscription by Aldiss dated 17 September 1975 to influential F&SF critic, editor and publisher David G. Hartwell whose review of the book was published in CRAWDADDY. "... the first critical history of the field, written by a distinguished writer and critic of both SF and traditional fiction." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 9-4. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with hint of wear at edges. (#141624).
First edition so stated on copyright page.