NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1955. First edition of the author's first book. Inscribed to "Redd" by the author, likely the science fiction fanzine writer Redd Boggs. Boggs was also the inspiration for a character in the book, referenced on page 13 et passim, who is a member of the spaceship's crew. Several of the characters in the book were named after the author's friends, including Harlan Ellison and Dean Grennell. All were involved in the science fiction fanzines of the period, including the author. A very fine copy in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers
(Massachusetts, United States)