THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. Octavo, boards. First edition. Asimov's first collection of short fiction. Collects "The Martian Way," "Youth," a first contact story, "The Deep," an amusing Earth invaded by aliens satire, and "Sucker Bait," all written between 1952 and 1954. "Good traditional SF of the period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-21. Most of the best of his short stories ... were initially assembled in a series of impressive volumes, including THE MARTIAN WAY AND OTHER STORIES (1955), EARTH IS ROOM ENOUGH: SCIENCE FICTION TALES OF OUR OWN PLANET (1957) and NINE TOMORROWS: TALES OF THE NEAR FUTURE (1959). Just a hint of tanning to endpapers, a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corners, a bit of soiling to rear panel, and faint sticker stain on front flap. A nice copy of a scarce book. (#142683).
First edition so stated on copyright page.