THE TIME PATROL. New York: Tor, . Octavo, printed wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. "If Jack Williamson's THE LEGION OF TIME represents the 'liberal' version of alternate history SF and Fritz Leiber's CHANGE WAR, a 'radical' approach, Anderson's take can be considered 'conservative'; better the history we know than another that might have been worse. The role of Williamson's timefighters is to change history for the better; of Leiber's to change it, period; of Anderson's, to maintain the status quo ante." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-27. Collects STAR OF THE SEA, a new Time Patrol novel, THE YEAR OF THE RANSOM (1988), the little-known prequel to THE SHIELD OF TIME, plus all seven of the earlier stories and short novels in the series, including "Gibraltar Falls" and "The Sorrow of Odin the Goth." A fine copy. (#73700).