ALTERNATING CURRENTS. New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books 130. The author's first short story collection including some of his best short fictions published in the mid-1950s. Includes "Rafferty's Reasons," a machine dystopia, "Tunnel Under the World" an advertising dystopia, and "What to Do Till the Analyst Comes," a drug dystopia. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 258; 262-3. Cover art by Richard Powers. Cover lightly rubbed at edges, mainly upper spine end, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#142794).
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