GATHER, DARKNESS! ... Foreword by Groff Conklin. New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, . Octavo, boards. Later edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Leiber on the title page. "In a theocratic future society, ruled by totalitarian means, rebel scientists are know as "witches." The hero is a member of the Church hierarchy who is torn between his ostensible duty and what he knows to be right ... an example of 1940s magazine SF at its most sophisticated." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 153. "Solid SF and the forerunner of later novels involving the role of religion and science." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-250. Leiber's second book and first novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-652. Bleiler, The Guide To Supernatural Fiction 1003. In 333. Tape stains along fore-edges of flaps with matching stains on paste-downs, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with abrasion to "GA" in title on front panel and clipped price. (#162456).
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