WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with a signed inscription by Campbell on the front free endpaper to a younger editorial colleague: "For / David Hartwell -- / who now knows the / motivation of the fun / I had writing 'Who / Goes There'! / John W. Campbell." WHO GOES THERE? is a classic collection of stories first published under Campbell's pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "Far more skillfully wrought than his space operas, these stories laid the groundwork for the editorial philosophy Campbell applied to the sophistication of ASTOUNDING." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-211. The title story was filmed twice: in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World" by Howard Hawks, and in 1982 by John Carpenter as "The Thing." See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-211. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2003-07. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (with wraparound illustration by Hannes Bok) with light wear along the top edge and lower corner tips. A nice association copy. (#158787).
First edition so stated on copyright page.