IF THE STARS ARE GODS. New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Benford to his editor, "without whom ..." , on the title page." An early portion of this novel won the 1974 Nebula award for best novelette. "An episodic narrative involving encounters with some odd aliens. Ruminative and worthy. As with everything Benford has a hand in, the science is excellent." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 182. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-56. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1004-07. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#141745).
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