THE MACHINE-GOD LAUGHS. Los Angeles: Griffin Publishing Co., 1949. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Second and last title bearing the Griffin imprint. This anthology, anonymously edited by William L. Crawford, prints the title novella by Festus Pragnell, "Star of the Undead" by Paul Dennis Lavond and "Crusader" by Basil Wells. Pragnell's "The Machine-God Laughs" is a computer story about a war fought by two mechanical brains, one American, the other Chinese. It was first published in FANTASY BOOK #2 (1947). Reginald 03558. Tape ghosts at top and bottom edges of cloth and free endpapers, a very good copy in nearly fine dust jacket with neat internal tape reinforcements on inner surface. Presents well overall. (#161567).
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