Berkley 1965 first paperback printing. Book is tight and square. Spine is flat, uncreased and shiny. Cover is bright, with some shelf wear and corner bumping. Interior is clean. Age toning is present, as is common in books of this vintage. "Packed plentifully with foreboding, doom, grim psychology, stunning action and downright impressiveness."
New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . 396 pp. Approximately 5 1/2 x 8 1/4". Advanced copy, uncorrected proof for limited distribution of the first edition. A presentation copy with inscription by Bishop. Orange/yellow card stock outer wrap, corners slightly bumped, black titles on cover page, near fine condition
The prequel to this book, "Little Knowledge" and then this book, "Catacomb Years" are about a theocratic regime repressively dominating the near-future America, until a visiting alien race is also converted, thus beginning the destablization of society. (Clute and Nicholls, "The Encylopedia of Science Fiction", p 126.)
Berkley1959 first paperback printing. Book is tight and square. Spine is flat and shiny. Front cover is bright, but has soiling or residue of some sort. Back cover is cleaner but has creases and a small tear at the bottom. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps or writing. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage. Set in Tokyo and the Air Force hospital there.