BEYOND HUMAN KEN. London: Grayson & Grayson, Ltd., [1953]. Octavo, boards. First British edition. Collects fifteen stories by William Tenn, Eric Frank Russell, James Blish, Robert A. Heinlein, John Christopher, Theodore Sturgeon, and others. Includes "The House Dutiful" by William Tenn, a tale of a house animated by the will to serve its occupants, "Pride" by Malcolm Jameson, a story of the death of a good and faithful servant -- the old robot "Tom," "Solar Plexus," a story about a space ship run by a malevolent onboard computer, and "The Wabbler" by "Murray Leinster, a story about a sentient weapon, a mine whose destiny is to seek and destroy an enemy ship; it destroys a battleship. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1148. Light foxing to top and fore-edge of text block, light age-darkening to endpapers, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with some wear at edges, 10x8 mm from top edge of front panel, and clipped price. (#86761).

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