THE END OF THE DREAMS: THREE SHORT NOVELS ABOUT SPACE, HAPPINESS, AND IMMORTALITY. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects "Space is a Lonely Place," "The Joy Ride" and "The Immortal," with 6-page introduction by Gunn. "THE END OF THE DREAMS begins where SOME DREAMS ARE NIGHTMARES left off. It tells how the dreams end, and if the stories continue after the last page is turned, why that's often the way with dreams. Dreams never really end; the dreamer just wakes up." - Gunn (introduction). "The Joy Ride," set on Venus, concerns a mechanized city run by an AI whose mission is to make the human colonists safe and happy. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some tanning to flaps and several faint vertical creases to front flap. (#149206).
First printing has code 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 H/C 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.