‘SF Reprise 2’

SF Reprise 2

London:  Compact Books, circa 1966 mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “First-rate Science Fiction originally published in NEW WORLDS MAGAZINE” on title page;
‘edited’ by Michael Moorcock;
original price:  5/-;
214 pages
(see below);
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: H324);
cover artist:  unknown;

illustrated by James Cawthorn, Maeve Gilmore & Arthur Thomson;
no other edition.

Not a book edited by Michael Moorcock, as such, this was in fact a cynically cobbled-together ‘anthology’ of short (mostly) fiction from two issues of New Worlds, the seminal speculative fiction magazine which Moorcock edited for many years and with which he remains closely associated.

(Preceded by SF Reprise 1)

(N.B. The book is split into two parts, each separately paginated; there is no page 1 or 2 in the second part.)
p. 1: title page;
p. 2: blank page;
p. 3: “Index: part 1” (all from New Worlds No. 146);
p. 4: ‘The Power Of Y’ (“First Of Two Parts”) by Arthur Sellings;
p. 48: ‘The Sailor In The Western Stars’ by Bob Parkinson;
p. 61: ‘Tunnel Of Love’ by Joseph Green;
p. 81: ‘There’s A Starman In Ward 7’ by David Rome;
p. 89–102: ‘Election Campaign’ by Thom Keyes;
p. 3: “Index: part 2” (all from N.W. No. 147);
p. 4: blank page;
p. 5: ‘The Power Of Y’ ([2; conclusion]);
p. 47: ‘More Than A Man’ by John Baxter;
p. 63: ‘When The Skies Fall’ by John Hamilton;
p. 67: ‘The Singular Quest Of Martin Borg’ by George Collyn;
p. 89: ‘The Mountain’ by James Colvin (a.k.a. Moorcock);
p. 101: Biological Electricity (part) (non-fiction, uncredited);
p. 103: ‘Box’ by Richard Wilson;
p. 111: Biological Electricity (conclusion);
p. 112–114: ‘Can Spacemen Live With Their Illusions?’ (non-fiction, uncredited).

(Followed by SF Reprise 3 [not M.M.-edited])