ALCHEMY AND ACADEME. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Original anthology collecting twenty short stories and poems by John Updike, R. A. Lafferty, Norman Spinrad, Samuel R. Delany, Joanna Russ, Gene Wolfe, and others. Includes "Mainchance" by Peter Tate, a computer dystopia. "About an 'omnipotent' computer housed in a shining steel tower that bears the curious resemblance to a structure once raised in Babylon …" Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 3-889. Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 5. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#161660).
First edition so stated on copyright page.