signed first edition
1955 · New York
by Pohl, Frederik and Lester del Rey writing as "Edson McCann.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Signed Inscription by Del Rey and Pohl on the front free endpaper: "To Bob / Lester Del Rey / (1/2) Edson McCann / and also / Fred Pohl." "An insurance company has become the greatest force in society, and this has led to a future world in which all risks are eliminated. The hero embarks on a dangerous rebellion. A social satire-cum-adventure story in typical 1950s vein, though not quite as good as Pohl's collaborations with the late C. M. Kornbluth." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 286. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-275A. Generic bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Text block age-darkened, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges. Uncommon signed by both Pohl and Del Rey. (#162272) (Inventory #: 162272)