THE FAT MAN IN HISTORY AND OTHER STORIES. New York: Random House, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. This edition, published in August 1980, preceded the British edition published by Faber and Faber in October 1980. The first book by Carey published outside his native Australia. A collection of ten stories selected from two collections, THE FAT MAN IN HISTORY (1974) and WAR CRIMES (1979), published in Australia by the University of Queensland Press. "The Fat Man in History" is a dystopian tale, as is "War Crimes," the latter collected earlier in WAR CRIMES (St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1979). Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 196. A review copy with publisher's publicity photograph of Carey laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild tanning at top edge of rear panel. A lovely copy of this cheaply made book. (#158692).
"24689753 / First American Edition" on copyright page.