Pohl's First Short Story Collection

    Frederik Pohl. Alternating Currents. New York: Ballantine Books, [1956]. First edition, briefly inscribed by Pohl on title page. Small octavo. [vi], 154 pages. Publisher's light red cloth, spine lettered in brown, in original dust jacket. Touch of usual age-darkening to text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing along front flap fold. A sharp copy of an elusive book.

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    The author's first short story collection including some of his best short fictions published in the mid-1950s. Includes "Rafferty's Reasons," a machine dystopia, "Tunnel Under the World" an advertising dystopia, and "What to Do Till the Analyst Comes," a drug dystopia. Pohl's most elusive SF book and one of scarcest Ballantine hardcovers. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 258; 262-3.

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