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Early 1952

May 1953

Piper In The Woods

The Indefatigable Frog

 

FIRST PUBLICATION

 HISTORY:

    "The Infinites" is a memorable story of evolution. In this tale evolution is a relative thing. Sometimes a few hours head start is all that’s necessary to win the battle of survival.

    Historian Thomas Clareson sees "The Infinites" as a significant story, together with "James P. Crow", for its presaging of the direction science fiction would take in the 60s and 70s regarding social criticism.{TTHC 263}

    Other than the desirable for collectors editions of Planet Stories (May 1953) and the rare Australian magazine SF Monthly # 18 (Feb 1957), "The Infinites" was not seen again until THE COLLECTED STORIES.

    "The Infinites" rates


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NOTES:

TTHC 263

    Clareson’s essay titled "Planet Stories" is in SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND WEIRD FICTION MAGAZINES, ?, ? pp479-80.


Collector’s Notes

Ken Lopez Books: "The Infinites" in Planet Stories, May 1953. VG. Signed by the author. Pulp quarto. Spine and edgewear; about very good. $175


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