PARTICLE THEORY. New York: A Timescape Book published by Pocket Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Timescape Books 43107-2. A collection of eleven stories with introduction and afterword by Bryant. "Noteworthy stories in PARTICLE THEORY are 'Teeth Marks,' involving a ghost haunting the home of the politician seen earlier in 'Tactics’ [AMONG THE DEAD AND OTHER EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE APOCALYPSE]; 'Strata,' where the complex emotions of a reunion of high-school friends leads to a vision of an immense, prehistoric sea monster; 'Stone,' about a self-destructive rock singer modeled on Janis Joplin who sings in concerts while hooked to electrodes that convey all her sensations to the audience; and 'giANTS,' where a scientist attempts to defeat a coming onslaught of vicious ants by breeding them to grow huge and die because of the square-cube law." - Gary Westfahl, Pringle (ed), The St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, p. 101. A fine copy. (#87771).