A Glass of Stars.

By: Young, Robert F.

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356 pages: collection of sf/fantasy stories with an eight-page introduction by Fritz Leiber. A very uncommon book.

''his first sf story was ''The Black Deep Thou Wingest'' for Startling Stories in June 1953, and he published short work quite prolifically for the next three decades. Young was a slick, polished writer; his stories are readable, often superficial, but the best of them have some of the emotional force of the work of Ray Bradbury, Robert Nathan or Theodore Sturgeon, all of whom seem to have influenced him. The best generally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, although he wrote also for most of the American sf magazines and for the Saturday Evening Post and others. His modes ranged from the heavily satiric - typified by a series of stories, ''Chrome Pastures'' (April 1956 If), ''Thirty Days Had September'' (October 1957 F&SF) and ''Romance in a Twenty-First Century Used-Car Lot'' (November 1960 F&SF), in which the American automobile mania is extrapolated to absurd extremes (see Transportation) - to the strongly allegorical, in such tales as ''Goddess in Granite'' (September 1957 F&SF); but his romantic sensibility, at rare intervals mawkish, permeated all his work, as in the emotive Time Travel tale ''The Dandelion Girl'' (1 April 1961 Saturday Evening Post). His earlier stories were assembled in The Worlds of Robert F. Young (1965), A GLASS OF STARS (1968) and The House That Time Forgot and Other Stories: The Best of Robert F Young, Volume 1 (2011); the numerous tales published after 1968 remain uncollected'' (Malcol J. Edwards & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: A Glass of Stars.

Author Name: Young, Robert F.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Harris-Wolfe & Co. Publishers: Jacksonville, IL.: 1968.

ISBN Number: 0911676023

ISBN Number 13: 9780911676020

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a good dustjacket with spine edge wear and small tears along bottom edge of rear flap fold.

Seller ID: 44888