THIS WORLD AND NEARER ONES: ESSAYS EXPLORING THE FAMILIAR. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-261 [262-264: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], boards. First edition. Presentation copy with full-page signed inscription by Aldiss to Pat and David Hartwell dated July 1979 on front free endpaper. Collects thirty essays, articles and reviews, most focusing on SF. "Among the SF people and topics discussed with wit and insight are Blish, Dick, Sheckley, Nesvadba, Verne, Vonnegut, SF in Britain, SF art and the film Solaris ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 9-1. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) 9-3. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#163948).
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