THE DARK LIGHT-YEARS. [New York]: A Signet Book Published by The New American Library, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Signet Books D2497. "Human spacefarers are shocked by a society of intelligent aliens who love to wallow in their own excreta. The author's intent is satirical, and the life-form his barbs are aimed at is, of course, Homo sapiens." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 87. "... notable for its ionized treatment of a central sf dilemma -- how one comes to terms with intelligent Aliens who are physically disgusting." - John Clute/David Pringle, SFE (online). A fine, unread copy. (#87665).
"First Printing, June, 1964" on copyright page.