Gallun, Raymond Z.
Title Old Faithful And Other Stories: The Best Of Raymond Z. Gallun Volume 1.
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Ramble House/Dancing Tuatara Press: MS. 2011.
Seller ID 42133
Collection of SF stories, first published in the pulp magazines 1934-1951: edited and with an introduction by series editor John Pelan. Dancing Tuatara Press SF Series no 6.
''his style was rough-hewn, but he plotted his work with vigour and packed it with ideas, often decidedly original: from a very early date, many of his stories show an interest in biology and genetic engineering not widely shared by his contemporaries. He became inactive in the 1940s and, though he published further work from about 1950, he never regained the popularity of his early years. Gallun was a writer - along with Edmond Hamilton and Stanley G Weinbaum - whose writing reflected the expectations of magazine readers of the early 1930s; and like Hamilton (Weinbaum died early) his development after 1945 was tied, for good and for ill, to those early days'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).