THE WANDERER. London: Dennis Dobson, . Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Leiber. The Wanderer, a planet-sized starship, makes a sudden appearance near Earth's moon. It causes flooding, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on Earth, and millions of the planet's inhabitants die. After breaking up the Moon for fuel and a battle with the Stranger, a much larger police planet, the Wanderer disappears into hyperspace, its quest unresolved, its ultimate fate unknown. "Long, talky and enduring -- possibly Leiber's best SF work." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 408. Winner of the 1965 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-654. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 156. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 45. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2396-2401. A fine copy in nearly fine first state dust jacket with some dust soiling to white background and clipped price. (#165446).
"First published in Great Britain in 1967..." on copyright page.