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. Pulpy text paper tanned, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing to black background ink on spine panel and along front flap fold, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#162394).
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