THE TOYMAKER. Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc., 1951. Octavo, cloth. First edition, first binding. "Six SF stories by a competent writer who contributed a good deal to ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION during the 1940s. 'Forecast' is a typical piece -- about the consequences of effective weather control." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 385. "Generally, fine SF that leaves space opera behind." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-223. Includes "The Deadly Host" in which "Dingbats," self-reproducing mechanical parasites from the planet Sian, feast on Earth's electronic energy, draining the lifeblood of the planet. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear and several short closed tears at upper spine end and upper corner tips. (#163127).
First edition so stated on copyright page.