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New York: Simon and Schuster, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. "A rapidly mutating virus wipes out all of Earth's grasses, including grain crops." -Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-42. Published in the U.K. as Death of Grass. Filmed in 1970.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1962. Octavo, boards. First edition. Catastrophe novel in which a new ice age descends on England. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-93.
London: Michael Joseph, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first science fiction novel. The world is split not into states but into business groups.
New York: E.P. Dutton, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First U. S. edition. Precedes the British edition. Prequel to the tripod trilogy, the fourth novel featuring the tripods. "...this prequel serves chiefly to describe the establishment of the core of resistance that appears at the opening of THE WHITE MOUNTAINS.... it has the same swift action and sense of menace that has made the original books popular." - Kirkus Reviews, April 1988. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-244.