THE VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Fix-up novel ... Two of the stories rewritten to form this book were first published in 1939 and are among van Vogt's earliest works (incidentally, he is the inventor of the widely accepted term 'fix-up,' which describes this practice). They're also among his most effective -- tales of encounters between talented human beings and a variety of terrifying alien creatures. This is the classic 'bug-eyed monster' novel, the acknowledged inspiration for the film Alien and scores of similar stories." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 404-405. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1156. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2378-81. In 333. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges, mainly at spine ends and front corner tips, and very faint stain at bottom edge of front panel and front flap with hint of show through on outer surface of latter. A nice copy. (#86074).

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