Harlan Ellison "Dangerous Visions"  Club Edition 33 stories including a Philip K. Dick short
Edited by Harlan Ellison, published by Doubleday for the Science Fiction Book Club in 1976.
8vo, black paper wrapped boards, deckled outer text block edge, some abstract black and white illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon, 544 pages.
Considered by many to be the most desirable science fiction anthology ever compiled.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is a "very good" vintage hardcover with a solid, tight binding and board hinges. The upper board corners are square, the lowers are bumped. The spine head and heel are bumped with some very slight edge wear. There is a number "544" penned on the bottom text block edge near the spine (see accompanying images), no other writing or marks apparent. No loose, torn or folded pages, and the paper is bright.
The original vintage dust jacket is not clipped, no writing. Top edges of flaps are tanned. Some mild edge wear overall with light chipping in places. A little surface wear at the flap folds. No protected in a removable archival sleeve for proper protection and presentation.
A rather nice vintage copy of an important science fiction anthology!
Will ship to you carefully packaged and fully insured.
ABOUT THE CONTENTS: ---------------------------------- (this section is from Wikipedia.org)
A path-breaking collection, Dangerous Visions helped define the New Wave science fiction movement. Writer/editor Al Sarrantonio writes how Dangerous Visions "almost single-handedly [...] changed the way readers thought about science fiction."
The list of the authors' names reads like a Who's Who of 1960s science fiction.
Ellison introduced the anthology both collectively and individually while authors provided afterwords to their own stories.
Awards and nominations:
The stories and the anthology itself were nominated for and received many awards. "Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber received both a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award for Best novelette, whilst Philip K. Dick's submission "Faith of Our Fathers" was a nominee for the Hugo in the same category. Philip José Farmer tied for the Hugo Award for Best Novella for "Riders of the Purple Wage". Samuel R. Delany won the Nebula for Best Short Story for "Aye, and Gomorrah..." Harlan Ellison received a special citation at the 26th World SF Convention for editing "the most significant and controversial SF book published in 1967." Included Stories: Illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon accompany each short story. "Foreword 1 - The Second Revolution" by Isaac Asimov "Foreword 2 - Harlan and I" by Isaac Asimov "Thirty-Two Soothsayers" (introduction) by Harlan Ellison "Evensong" by Lester del Rey. This is described by its author as an allegory. It details the capture of a being, identified at the end of the story as God, by Man, which has usurped God's power. "Flies" by Robert Silverberg. It was inspired by a quote from King Lear: "As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport." "The Day After the Day the Martians Came" by Frederik Pohl "Riders of the Purple Wage" by Philip José Farmer (Hugo Award for best novella) "The Malley System" by Miriam Allen deFord "A Toy for Juliette" by Robert Bloch "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World" by Harlan Ellison "The Night That All Time Broke Out" by Brian W. Aldiss "The Man Who Went to the Moon — Twice" by Howard Rodman "Faith of Our Fathers" by Philip K. Dick "The Jigsaw Man" by Larry Niven "Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber (Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novelette) "Lord Randy, My Son" by Joe L. Hensley "Eutopia" by Poul Anderson "Incident in Moderan" and "The Escaping" by David R. Bunch "The Doll-House" by James Cross (pseudonym) "Sex and/or Mr. Morrison" by Carol Emshwiller "Shall the Dust Praise Thee?" by Damon Knight "If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?" by Theodore Sturgeon "What Happened to Auguste Clarot?" by Larry Eisenberg "Ersatz" by Henry Slesar "Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird" by Sonya Dorman "The Happy Breed" by John Sladek "Encounter with a Hick" by Jonathan Brand "From the Government Printing Office" by Kris Neville "Land of the Great Horses" by R. A. Lafferty "The Recognition" by J. G. Ballard "Judas" by John Brunner "Test to Destruction" by Keith Laumer "Carcinoma Angels" by Norman Spinrad "Auto-da-Fé" by Roger Zelazny "Aye, and Gomorrah" by Samuel R. Delany (Nebula Award for best short story, 1967)