CAVIAR. New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects eight stories, "including the early 'Microcosmic God' (1941), about a scientist who breeds a race of tiny intelligent creatures. Another of the most memorable tales, 'Bright Segment' (1955), a powerful piece about a freakish recluse and his love for a badly injured woman, is non-SF (though quintessential Sturgeon)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 61. Sturgeon's fourth collection of short fiction, his first published in paperback as well as hardcover. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1560. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear and slight loss at upper spine end, 6 mm closed tear and small associated wrinkle at top edge of front panel, and small price sticker on front flap. A very attractive copy of a very uncommon Ballantine hardcover. (#155557).
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