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    Robert Sheckley. Citizen in Space. New York: [1955]. First edition.

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    Robert Sheckley. Citizen in Space. New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. First edition. Small octavo. [vi], 200, [201-202: publisher's ads] pages. Publisher's brownish-pink cloth, spine lettered in dark blue, in original dust jacket. Pulpy text paper age-darkened, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with faded spine panel, dust soiling to rear panel, some foxing to flap edges and folds, and light damp stain at lower edge of spine panel. An uncommon Ballantine hardcover.

    The author's second book, a collection of twelve stories. Includes "The Battle," in which robots fight Satan's minions in Armageddon. "A dozen wry tales in the young Sheckley's best vein (this was his second book). Particularly notable is "A Ticket to Ttanai," about a grotesque world where husbands keep their wives in suspended animation most of the time -- and both sexes enjoy the benefits that the custom brings. It was this story among others which prompted Kingsley Amis to describe the author as 'science fiction's premier gadfly' (in NEW MAPS OF HELL)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 67. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-334. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1463.



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