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 very good or better dust jacket with light wear along top edge and clipped price. An attractive copy of an uncommon Ballantine hardcover. (#159028).
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