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London: Panther Books are Printed in Great Britain and Published by Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), Ltd., . Octavo, cover by John Richards, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Panther No. 86. A scientist dreams fighting the dictatorship of the planets using disembodied brains of murdered men. "The novel ends on a Stapledonian note, with the establishment of an interstellar gestalt. By turns scientific and mystical, it is one of Campbell's better efforts." - Harbottle and Holland. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 91. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 246. Reginald 02497. Harbottle and Holland A54.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House: Publishers, 1964. Octavo, endpapers consist of map of the Severn valley at Dorchester, jacket art by Frank Utpatel, cloth. First edition. This copy signed by Campbell on the title page: "Sincerely- / J. Ramsey Campbell," an early signature as he is still using his first initial of his first name. Author's first book, published when he was eighteen, a story collection. 2009 copies printed. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-60.