THE BLUE WORLD. San Francisco, California, Columbia, Pennsylvania: Underwood / Miller, 1979. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. 700 copies printed of which this is one of 589 unsigned trade copies. On a landless planet a rebel among the submissive People of the Floats decides to kill King Kragen, a huge intelligent sea creature to whom the surface people pay homage and tribute. Vance's "talent for extracting exotic flavors from commonplace terms has seldom been better used." - James Cawthorn. An expansion of "The Kragen," FANTASTIC, July 1964. 1966 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-378. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#163084).
"First edition - August 1979" on copyright page.