PREFERRED RISK ... by Edson McCann [pseudonym]. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Signed by Del Rey and Pohl on the front free endpaper: "Lester Del Rey / and / + Fred Pohl / = Edson McCann". "An insurance company has become the greatest force in society, and this has led to a future world in which all risks are eliminated. The hero embarks on a dangerous rebellion. A social satire-cum-adventure story in typical 1950s vein, though not quite as good as Pohl's collaborations with the late C. M. Kornbluth." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 286. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-275A. Text block age-darkened, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing to corner tips and spine ends. Uncommon signed by both Pohl and Del Rey. (#155286).
First printing so stated on copyright page.