THE CHRYSALIDS. London: Michael Joseph, . Octavo, boards. First British edition. Published earlier in the U.S. with textual differences as RE-BIRTH (1955). "An excellent story of an emerging race with ESP, hunted by 'normals' trying to hang on to traditional values, ruthlessly exterminating all deviation." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, pp. 347-8. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1298. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 184-5. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 255-6. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1755-58. King list, p. 391. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of dust soiling to rear panel. A sharp copy of a scarce book. (#162970).
"First published ... / ... / 1955" on copyright page.