THE WORLD BELOW. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, . Octavo, cloth. Limited edition. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is one of 500 signed by Wright. New introduction by Everett F. Bleiler. A superior novel in which Wright explores human evolution based on degeneration of the race due primarily to continual destruction of past civilizations through the misuse of scientific discoveries. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-72; (1981) 2-128; (1987) 2-144; (1995) 2-154; and (2004) II-1293. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2437. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 833. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 150. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 235. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1217. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 188. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2497-2500. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15670. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges. (#163543).
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