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9th Annual Edition The Year's Best S-F by  Judith (Edited by) Merril - Paperback - First Thus 1st Printing - 1965 - from Fully Booked (SKU: 000378)

9th Annual Edition The Year's Best S-F

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9th Annual Edition The Year's Best S-F

by Merril, Judith (Edited by)

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New York: A Dell Book - Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1965. Repaired; Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. Science Fiction and Fantasy by Bernard Malamud, Jules Feiffer, Andre Maurois, Fred Saberhagen, Richard Matheson, Fredric Brown, J. F. Bone, R. Bretnor, Fritz Leiber, Gerald Kersh, Charles Beaumont, William Tenn, and many others. BOOK NUMBER: 9775. CONTENTS: Bernie the Faust - William Tenn; Fortress Ship - Fred Saberhagen; Mr. Waterman - Peter Redgrove; Mrs. Pigafetta Swims Well - R. Bretnor; Tree Trunks - John Gallagher; They Don't Make Life Like They Used To - Alfred Bester; Great Nebraska Sea - Allan Danzig; The Faces Outside - Bruce McAllister; A Slight Case of Limbo - Lloyd Biggle, Jr.; 237 Talking Statues, etc. - Fritz Leiber; The Jazz Machine - Richard Matheson; Mourning Song - Charles Beaumont; Dog Eat Dog - Jules Feiffer; The Jewbird - Bernard Malamud; On the Fourth Planet - J. F. Bone; Poppa Needs Shorts - Walt & Leigh Richmond; Double Standard - Fredric Brown; Interview - Frank A. Javor; Eight O'Clock in the Morning - Ray Nelson; Where is Everybody? - Ben Bova; Earth Dwellers - Andre Maurois; Nobel Prize Winners - W. J. J. Gordon; Hot Planet - Hal Clement; IBM - Mort Gerberg; Confessions of the First Number - Cliff Owsley; Ming Vase - E. C. Tubb; A Bargain With Cashel - Gerald Kersh; Drunkboat - Cordwainer Smith; Summation: SF, 1963 - Judith Merril; Books - Anthony Boucher; Honorable Mentions. SYNOPSIS: Judith Merril has again gathered together in one extraordinary volume the most stimulating science fiction and fantasy of the year--twenty-eight unforgettable ventures into the unknown, with a sparkling new commentary by author-critic Anthony Boucher. - and - ULTIMATE POSSIBILITIES. What you read about in today's newspapers--the space race, alien life, the population explosion, doomsday, genetic control, automation, psycho chemicals, humanics, ESP--were once just ultimate possibilities. Now their reality or near-reality has forced creative imaginations to project other ultimate possibilities. Here are twenty-eight new and wildly unconventional projections into the future from twenty-eight of the most inventive writers in the world.. First Thus 1st Printing. Vintage Paperback. Good. Illus. by Three Lions. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
000378
Title
9th Annual Edition The Year's Best S-F
Author
Merril, Judith (Edited by)
Illustrator
Three Lions
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Thus 1st Printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
A Dell Book - Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1965
Keywords
Science Fiction,Anthologies
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction - Anthologies;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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