UNDER COMPULSION. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968. Octavo, boards. First edition. Disch's second collection of short fiction, issued later in the U.S. as FUN WITH YOUR NEW HEAD (1971). "Seventeen sly, highly intelligent SF and fantasy stories by an extremely talented young writer (only 28 at the time of this book's publication). Standouts include 'The Roaches,' about a woman's perfect horror of cockroaches, and 'Casablanca,' about the fate of American tourists in North Africa when World War III breaks out." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 394. Includes "Thesis on Social Forms and Social Control in the U.S.A." which portrays "schizophrenia as a form of social organization." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 292. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2059-60. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-344. Light foxing to top edge of text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with trace of wear to head of spine panel and tiny nick to top edge of front panel. A sharp, superior copy of this book. (#1972).

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