London: Faber & Faber, . Cloth-textured boards. Top edge faintly dust- dimmed, but near fine, in very good, lightly foxed and soiled white dust jacket with tiny edge tear. Item #WRCLIT78017
First revised edition, the selection from the 1965 edition altered by the deletion of six stories, the addition of eight different stories, along with a new Introduction. Inscribed by Aldiss to two friends: "'The Second Best' -- But firstly for Kit & Joe Reed with many thanks for much hospitality & joy in Middletown - With love Brian Aldiss / Middletown 11.xi.71." Also laid in is a small note card, inscribed: "What I am afraid of: SCIENCE Brian Aldiss."