The Saliva Tree And Other Strange Growths (from the author's own library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Page edges just a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine (bright and unfaded) dustjacket but for a touch of edge wear.


First binding (Currey A) of dark green cloth, spine lettered in gold (see Currey: Science Fiction And Fantasy Authors, A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction, p. 3). Collects ten sf stories, including the title 74-page story ''The Saliva Tree'' (a homage to both H. G. Wells and H. P. Lovecraft), winner of the 1965 Nebula award for best novella. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed to the rear pastedown, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''.

''the novella The Saliva Tree (September 1965 F&SF) won a Nebula and was included in The Saliva Tree and Other Strange Growths (1966). It complexly fits an entertaining tribute to H. G. Wells into a plot which homages The Colour Out of Space (September 1927 Amazing) by H P Lovecraft'' (John Clute & Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Saliva Tree And Other Strange Growths (from the author's own library).

Author Name: Aldiss, Brian W.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st binding).

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1966.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Page edges just a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine (bright and unfaded) dustjacket but for a touch of edge wear.

Seller ID: 00263