The Mating Cry.

By: Van Vogt, A. E.

Price: £40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Near fine (NF) copy.

Galaxy Novel no 44/Beacon Book no 298. SF novel (though you wouldn't know it by the title and cover - but of course that was the point!). A revised edition of THE HOUSE THAT STOOD STILL (1950) - and later retitled again as UNDERCOVER ALIENS (Panther, 1976).

''Galaxy Science Fiction Novels was a companion series to Galaxy magazine: the first 31 issues of these numbered books, which resembled magazines, were published irregularly, 1950-1957, in digest format, and a further four, 1957-1959, were issued in standard paperback format. The series was then taken over by Beacon Books, a publisher specializing in mild pornography, which brought out 11 further issues, no 36 - 46 (1959-1961), still in paperback format, usually with lurid covers and suggestive titles. Original novels with a sexy slant published in the Beacon Books series include Flesh (1960) by Philip Jos Farmer (no 41) and The Male Response (1961) by Brian W Aldiss (no 45), while such innocuous works as A E van Vogt's The House that Stood Still (1950) and Cyril Judd's Outpost Mars (1952) were retitled, respectively, THE MATING CRY (1960) and Sin in Space (1961)'' (Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Mating Cry.

Author Name: Van Vogt, A. E.


Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Galaxy/Beacon: NY.: 1960.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Near fine (NF) copy.

Seller ID: 47988