(#143977) THE WALL AROUND THE WORLD. Theordore Cogswell.

THE WALL AROUND THE WORLD. New York: Pyramid Books, [1962]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pyramid Books F-703. Cogswell's first book, a collection of two novelettes and eight short stories of fantasy and science fiction. Cogswell's stories are preceded by two short introductions, one by Anthony Boucher, the other by Frederick Pohl, on the subject of the relations between these two genres. This collection includes two of his most successful stories, "The Specter General" a "long, amusing tale – much in the vein Keith Laumer was later to make his own – a long-forgotten maintenance division of the Galactic Protectorate reinvigorates a decadent Space Navy" and "The Wall around the World" the "tale of an orphan boy, raised by relatives, who lives in a place where magic seems to work, and discovers the true, pocket-universe nature of his world, is an archetypal rendering of the experience of conceptual breakthrough." - John Clute and Peter Nicholls, SFE (online). Reginald 03153. A bit of creasing to bottom left corner of rear cover, a nearly fine, unread copy. Cover art by John Schoenherr. (#143977).

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"Published by Pyramid Books: February 1962" on copyright page.