Title The Green Man of Graypec.
Book Condition Owner's details on small sticker affixed to top corner of front free pastedown, a VG+ copy in a good pictorial (Hannes Bok) dustjacket (front panel bright and unfaded) with shallow chipping along top spine edge and other edge wear.
Edition First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Publisher Greenberg, Publisher: NY. 1950.
Seller ID 28674
Published in 1936 in the UK as THE GREEN MAN OF KILSONA, this American hardcover edition is revised and enlarged. Science fiction novel set on Kilsona, an inhabited planet of the microcosm. Pragnell's summary of the planet's history is largely based on the writings of H. Geewells, especially his book WAR FROM THE CLOUDS.
''UK writer and policeman who first appeared in the US Pulp magazines with ''The Venus Germ'' for Wonder Stories in 1932, written in collaboration with R.F. Starzl; he published one tale as by Francis Parnell (Festus Pragnell is not a pseudonym). His Don Hargreaves stories, all set on a lurid Mars, appeared in AMZ from 1938 (''Ghost of Mars'') to 1943 (''Madcap of Mars''). His first sf novel, The Green Man of Kilsona (1936; rev vt THE GREEN MAN OF GRAYPEC 1950 US), describes a voyage into a miniature world. A second novel, The Terror from Timorkal (1946), sets a world-threatening crisis in Africa, where a new mineral suitable for the manufacture of superweapons is being exploited by unscrupulous politicians. His last work, ''The Machine God Laughs'' (1948), was the title story of The Machine God Laughs (anth 1949) ed William L. Crawford'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).