THE HORROR ON THE ASTEROID AND OTHER TALES OF PLANETARY HORROR. London: Philip Allan, 1936. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-256, original green cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. One of three variant bindings, priority, if any, not known. Signed inscription by Hamilton on the front free endpaper to Dirce Archer. The author's first book, preceded by a mimeographed booklet printing a short story. One of the earliest single author pulp SF story collections, collecting fiction from WEIRD TALES and SF specialty pulps of the late 1920s and early 1930s. This was also one of the titles in the publisher's Creeps series -- and an interesting sign of how "science fiction" and "horror" had not yet bifurcated into separate genres. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-38; (1987) 2-41; (1995) 2-50; and (2004) II-487. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 999 ("Monster-God of Mamurth"). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 103-04. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1939-43. Bleiler (1978), p. 92. Reginald 06702. A couple of mild spots to cloth, text paper a bit tanned, a very good copy. (#152818).

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