FAR FUTURE CALLING: UNCOLLECTED SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASIES OF OLAF STAPLEDON. Edited with an authorized biography by Sam Moskowitz. Philadelphia: Oswald Train: Publisher, 1979. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects five short stories, "Far Future Calling," a radio play about Stapledon's Last Men, and "Interplanetary Man," Stapledon's 1948 address to the British Interplanetary Society, with a 55-page biography and memoir of Stapledon's visit to the U.S. in 1949 by Moskowitz. This is the first book publication of "Interplanetary Man," pp. 209-252, his address to the British Interplanetary Society first published in JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH INTERPLANETARY SOCIETY 7 (November 1948). "Philosophy of man's role in and motivation for space flight, by a well-known British science fiction writer. This is one of the earliest articles on this topic and a milestone in the history of the British Interplanetary Society" (Pisano and Lewis). Pisano and Lewis 1215. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#9327).
First edition so stated on copyright page.