WAR STARS: THE SUPERWEAPON AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-256, illustrations, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Analysis of the superweapon in American culture. Considers future war fiction and film. "Franklin's book is crucial to understanding the historical impact of SF-type visions." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 8-58. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#2232).