UNIVERSE 2. London: Dennis Dobson, . Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. Original anthology, first published in paperback in 1972 by Ace Books, collecting thirteen stories by Bob Shaw, Robert Silverberg, R. A. Lafferty, William Rotsler, Joanna Russ, Harlan Ellison, Pamela Sargent, Gardner R. Dozois, Gene Wolfe, and others. Includes two stories nominated for the 1972 Nebula Award for best short story, "When We Went to See the End of the World" by Robert Silverberg and "On the Downhill Side" by Harlan Ellison. "Terry Carr's UNIVERSE series of original SF anthologies began publication in 1971 and, along with Damon Knight's somewhat more experimental ORBIT series, helped redefine the science fiction short story." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1409. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164001).
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