DINOSAUR BEACH. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Large octavo, 142 leaves printed on rectos only, white wrappers, spiral black plastic spine. Xerographic reproduction of long galleys (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. A "tale of time paradoxes and changewar in which a role similar to that of the Imperium is played by Nexx Central and various other competing time police organizations." - SFE (online). "A man who lives a peaceful married life in the 1930s turns out to be a time-traveling secret agent, his 'headquarters' in the Jurassic Period. He is whisked away to fight a robotic menace from the far future, and thereafter the story builds and builds to a dizzying climax. Dinosaurs have little to do with it. Another time-bending thriller written in Laumer's characteristically terse manner." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 99. Wrappers soiled, internally fine. A rare proof. (#158883).