LIFEBURST. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "Two species of aliens arrive in the solar system -- one dangerous, the other benign. A sophisticated latter-day space opera by this author who has been producing such tales since the 1930s." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 210. "An autumnal masterpiece the ensures that Williamson, unlike most writers of his generation, remains a major force in SF in his fifth decade as a professional writer." - Martin Morse Wooster, Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1259. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#61223).