(#162395) CITIZEN IN SPACE. Robert Sheckley.

CITIZEN IN SPACE. New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. Small octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second book, a collection of twelve stories. Includes "The Battle," in which robots fight Satan's minions in Armageddon. "A dozen wry tales in the young Sheckley's best vein (this was his second book). Particularly notable is "A Ticket to Ttanai," about a grotesque world where husbands keep their wives in suspended animation most of the time -- and both sexes enjoy the benefits that the custom brings. It was this story among others which prompted Kingsley Amis to describe the author as 'science fiction's premier gadfly' (in NEW MAPS OF HELL)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 67. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-334. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1463. Pulpy text paper age-darkened, else a fine copy in good dust jacket with small chip from upper front flap fold, shallow chip from upper edge of rear panel near spine fold, and dust soiling to rear panel. An uncommon Ballantine hardcover. (#162395).

Price: $450.00

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