‘Best S.F. Stories From New Worlds 2’

Best S.F. Stories From New Worlds 2

London:  Panther Books, 1968 mass-sized paperback;
as Best Stories From New Worlds II on cover & spine;
edited and introduced by Michael Moorcock;
original price:  3/6;
157 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  none  (code:  23690);
cover artist:  unknown
no hardcover edition.

An anthology of short fiction published in New Worlds, the seminal speculative fiction magazine which Moorcock edited for many years and with which he remains closely associated.

First edition
First American edition:  New York: Berkley mass-sized paperback, 1969 (February);
as The Best SF Stories From New Worlds #2;
original price:  60¢;
152 pages;

I.S.B.N.:  none  (code:  X1676);
cover artist:  Paul Lehr
no hardcover edition.

(Preceded by Best S. F. Stories From New Worlds)

Contents (first edition):-
p. 7: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 9: ‘Another Little Boy’ by Brian W. Aldiss (from New Worlds No. 166);
p. 21: ‘The Poets Of Millgrove, Iowa’ by John T. Sladek (from N.W. No. 168);
p. 28: ‘The Transfinite Choice’ by David Masson (from N.W. No. 165);
p. 40: ‘You: Coma: Marilyn Monroe’ by J.G. Ballard (from N.W. No. 163);
p. 45: ‘The Total Experience Kick’ by Charles Platt (from N.W. No. 169);
p. 59: “Three Short Stories” by Thomas M. Disch comprising (from N.W. No. 172):-
p. 59: ‘The Contest’;
p. 62: ‘The Empty Room’;
p. 65: ‘The Descent Of The West End’;
p. 70: ‘The Singular Quest Of Martin Borg’ by George Collyn (from N.W. No. 147);
p. 88: ‘The Countenance’ by P.F. Woods (a.k.a. Barrington J. Bayley) (from N.W. No. 138);
p. 105: ‘The Pleasure Garden Of Felipe Sagittarius’ by James Colvin (a.k.a. Michael Moorcock) (from N.W. No. 154);
p. 118: ‘Sisohpromatem’ by Kit Reed (from N.W. No. 170);
p. 124: ‘For a Breath I Tarry’ by Roger Zelazny (from N.W. No. 160).

(Followed by Best S.F. Stories From New Worlds 3)