THE BLUE WORLD. New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books U2169. On a landless planet a rebel among the submissive People of the Floats decides to kill King Kragen, a huge intelligent sea creature to whom the surface people pay homage and tribute. Vance's "talent for extracting exotic flavors from commonplace terms has seldom been better used." - James Cawthorn. An expansion of "The Kragen," FANTASTIC, July 1964. 1966 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-378. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy. Cover art by Vincent Di Fate. (#87488).
"First edition: May, 1966" on copyright page.