Atheneum: NY.: 1986.
Edition: First American edition (& 1st printing).
Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of spotting to front free endpaper.
512 pages. Greatly expanded and updated (mostly by Wingrove, I believe) from the earlier volume Billion Year Spree (1973, by Aldiss alone). Winner of a Hugo for best non-fiction. This copy is from Brian Aldiss's own library, with a white printed label pasted in, 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''.
''Billion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction (1973), a large survey of sf marked by iconoclasms, enthusiasms, and impat... View More...