WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of an unknown number of subscriber's copies signed by Campbell on front free endpaper. Classic collection of stories first published under Campbell's pseudonym, Don A. Stuart, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION between 1934 and 1938. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13. The title story has been filmed twice, the first in 1951 as "The Thing From Another World", one of the classic Science Fiction films of the 1950s (with James Arness in the title role), and by John Carpenter in 1982 as "The Thing." See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-211. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2003-07. A faint tape ghost on the front cover and another on the rear cover, and even fainter ghost on each paste-down hidden under the flaps, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket (wraparound illustration by Hannes Bok). A very nice copy. (#162236).
First edition so stated on copyright page.